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Best wireless-n adapter for windows 7 64 bit OS

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November 18, 2009 9:10:50 PM

Hey guys, I recently built a brand new computer and installed windows 7 home premium 64 bit OS on my new system. The problem is that I have a Linksys WRT54GS router and a WUSB54GS v.2 adapter that I can't get to work on my new system. Linksys has no new windows 7 drivers for this adapter and I have tried every trick in the book to get it to work!! I even went out and bought a new linksys WUSB600N v.2 wireless adapter which has windows 7 drivers but I can't get that to work either. So is their any wireless n adapter that will work with windows 7 64 bit OS? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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a c 395 $ Windows 7
November 18, 2009 10:51:21 PM

dlink dwa160 works with my two 64 bit win 7 systems
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December 9, 2009 6:43:18 PM

look for the vista 64 bit drivers. most of the vista drivers work with w7.
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
December 9, 2009 9:25:11 PM

dlink dwa160 works with my two 64 bit win 7 systems

BUY THIS ONE!

YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!
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a b $ Windows 7
December 18, 2009 10:44:42 PM

Did you have to do anything special like run in compatibility mode? I am having major issues.
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
December 19, 2009 1:07:54 AM

no runs perfect..right out of box,then windows 7 downloaded an updated driver!
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February 6, 2010 7:48:34 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
dlink dwa160 works with my two 64 bit win 7 systems


You have to realize that the IEEE 802.11n protocol standards were finalized on Jan. 18, 2010. There have been wide spread problems with wireless adapters with Windows 7 64 bit machines BUT only with some of them. The problems are being tracked down by Microsoft and others as we "speak".

It is not settled, but apparently there are problems which are NOT driver related under windows 7 64x. Evidence is illustrated by the fact that old versions Microsoft Network Monitor which works on other Windows systems including Vista does NOT work under Windows system except in the most recent versions.

As for the best USB dongle wireless adapters, it is the 2010 Trend net TEW-649UB which is supports the newly standard 802.11n and runs at rates of 300 mb rates. The reason, however, is not what you think.

The reason it is the best is because wireless dongles have a bad reputation of often overheating and burning out in a few months, but Trendnet has a 3 year limited warrently on their dongle compared to 1 year warrenty on most other venders' warrenty.
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