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Desiree919

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Please help I am living out in the boonies with my folks and I brought my computer. We got the wireless router from the phone company (a westell 327w) and I am having a hard time tracking down a wireless usb adapter. Will one from another manufacturer work or does it have to be a westell wireless adapter? And if there is another option brand wise can someone tell me what my options would be? I only need to pick up the signal from 6 feet away. Any help would be much appreciated :)
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Wireless adapters will pick up the signal of other routers. They don't have to be specific to brand. Everyone has their own brand preferences. I like Netgear and Linksys the most, however, it doesn't have to necessarily be one of those two. Six feet away is practically nothing, it's easily done. Is there a specific store you want me to help you check with?
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I am trying to find one under 50 if possible that works on a desktop and laptop compatible with vista. I am a college student and money is tight. A store or online works just need to know good choice.
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I like Linksys products. I can't say they are the best though. EXAMPLE


You might check Ebay, or if you want it pronto, Target usually carries them. (if you have a Target store near you) I live in the boonies myself, that is why I am suggesting Target. It is the only big store other than Wallymart

Edited by PsychPosse, 08 February 2008 - 09:44 PM.

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Where is the cheapest deal on this adapter? I have been browsing prices and they seem to range in price quite a bit. I am totally new to this so I apologize for my lack of knowledge.
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be weary of the "cheaptest deal".

You want a good product from a reliable source that will warrant it.

If you would care to say where you live, I can help find what is in your area.
Just your Zipcode will be sufficient.
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Longbranch , wa 98351.....a good online store would work as well. thanks so much for your time!
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check out Tiger Direct

Tiger direct
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I checked out the link that you advised and it kept talking about an ethernet cable. Am I thinking about the right thing to use the internet? I was told it was a little thing you stick into your usb port to pick up a signal and is wireless. Also that one seems to have had rather bad reviews can you give me a couple ideas brand wise to look at and what to watch out for?
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that link was of a Linksys USB net adapter.. no cables. $30.99

you can look for Belkin products as well.

I stick to Linksys myself. Haven't had any bad experiences with them.


Ooops.. my mistake.. I did post the wrong link.. sorry.

Edited by PsychPosse, 08 February 2008 - 10:13 PM.

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Ok. again sorry I am wasting your time but would you reccomend buying an adapter off ebay or other sites? Or is it best to go to an actual store? It is a long ways (80+ miles) to the closest reputable electronics store.....
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I am multitasking,, thats why I did the wrong link. Your not wasting my time.

You could search Ebay, just check out the seller ratings before buying.

here is a tiger direct link to wireless adapters. Tiger Direct

I am sure there are other sites too.. Do a google for Wireless USB Net Adapters
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I found this one. http://www.radioshac...d=2260636....Is this a good price and is this a good choice? Does it work with vista or does that even matter? Thank you so much for your help....I don't feel so lost now.!
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The link just takes me to Radio Shacks homepage. Not sure what your looking at there.
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Sorry ....http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2260636&cp=&sr=1&origkw=wireless+network+linksys&kw=wireless+network+linksys&parentPage=search. It is an linksys adapter for 39.99
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