Can you recommend a wireless USB adapter that has a good range?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Harry, May 10, 2005.

  1. Harry

    Harry Guest

    Hi all

    I am setting up my neighbour over the road to pick up my broadband
    signal. I need to get a USB Wireless adapter that will pick up the
    signal.

    Can anyone recommend a relatively cheap USB adapter that has a good
    pickup range?

    mant thanks

    Harry
     
    Harry, May 10, 2005
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  2. Harry,

    other people on this group are much more expert on this issue than
    myself.
    I have found the usb wifi adapters such as the Gigafast WF741-UIC
    Wireless Adapter. Most of these similar products seem to use the
    ZyDAS chipset
    Very good reception and very easy to set up.
    I have not found as good performance with the Linksys WUSB11 USB
    adapter model.
    to boost reception check out :

    http://www.usbwifi.orcon.net.nz/

    waiting to see what Jeff's comments are.
     
    frankdowling1, May 10, 2005
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  3. Harry

    manuka Guest

    Down here in New Zealand a new translucent blue/green ~US$35 Genius USB
    "g" shows great sensitivity to weak signals. See a recent field test
    over 1 km where one is used with a cookware parabola to establish a
    links viability => www.usbwifi.orcon.net.nz/wifi1km.jpg It works
    seamlessly with NetStumbler 0.4 as well. This dongle picked up APs
    8-10km LOS away at the same time we were testing over just a km !
    Stan
     
    manuka, May 18, 2005
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