Wireless Network Adapters

Discussion in 'Computer Networking and Computer Hardware' started by ninjabean, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. ninjabean

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    My current wireless adapter has unfortunately bit the dust, so I am looking into getting a new one. My budget isn't the best, but I would like to get a decent one for a fair price. I had a Rosewill, and it lasted about a year and half so I would like to get one that lasts at least a bit longer than that.

    Thanks for the help guys!
     
  2. JamieThePooh

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    Hi!

    Well, it's been a while since I've needed one, but my old laptop's internal adapter never functioned properly, so I bought a TP-LINK USB network adapter and it worked very well, so I can recommend that brand--I don't have the adapter anymore so I can't tell you which exact one I had, but I know it was that a TP-LINK. I don't know if you are looking for an external adapter or one you can install on your motherboard, but either way I think you can look at the various adapters they have available and go from there, depending on what your particular needs are. At the time I just wanted to have internet on my laptop, so I wasn't looking for high speeds or ranges, but once you look at the features in each device you can make a more informed decision. You'll see there are lots of options to choose from.

    TP-LINK devices are also not as expensive as other brands, or at least that wasn't the case when I bought my old adapter, and my personal experience with them has been satisfactory so far. The devices were easy to install and set up and you can get up-to-date software on their website.

    I hope this is helpful. I did a quick search for USB wireless adapters on amazon just now, and some of the prices are quite reasonable, so I don't think you'll have to break the bank to purchase one.
     
  3. ninjabean

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    Thanks for the reply!

    I am looking into getting an internal one, but now that you say it, it might be more beneficial to get an external. That way I could use it on whatever device I want.
     
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    I can also vouch for TP Link in that they are high quality and very reliable adapters. Mine has been flawless for the past 7-8 years and has survived all the way from my old Windows XP computer through to my newest Windows 10 with no issues.

    Just to note: mine is a USB and external!
     
  5. Skill

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    I've had good luck with my Belkin wireless adapter. It's lasted me about a year now. I do have issues with occasional interference, however I had that issue with my previous wireless adapter, so it's not really a fair complaint because it's something with my house having too many wireless devices(ironic I know, since I said don't have too many wireless devices on a network if avoidable)
     

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