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Windows 7 32-Bit Wireless Adapter for Desktop

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December 17, 2009 5:06:54 PM

I would appreciate recommendations for a reliable wireless adapter for Windows 7 32-bit for a desktop PC.

I tried a LinkSys WUSB600N with current firmware, drivers, etc and there are frequent disconnects.
I have spent hours and hours on this issue and cannot afford any more time.
This computer is new with Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) preinstalled.
I am very anxious to get this computer up and running quickly with a reliable solution that others here have used with success.

Thank you in advance.

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December 18, 2009 1:18:53 AM

My experience is that if you want to maximize your wireless setup, you need to get the same brand for the desktop adapter and the router. So if you get a Linksys WiFi adapter, make sure you're using a Linksys router.
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December 18, 2009 1:47:21 AM

The router is an older SMC Barricade.
Other XP notebooks do not have an issue with it.
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December 18, 2009 4:21:02 AM

How far is your desktop from the router, and what obstacles does it have to deal with?
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December 18, 2009 12:42:17 PM

The desktop is maybe 20 feet at the most from the router.
There is a wall and a bookcase on top of a desk in terms of obstacles.
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December 18, 2009 3:47:51 PM

Never liked the latest Linksys gear, prefer D-Link.
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December 18, 2009 5:47:36 PM

Do you have first-hand experience with a D-Link wireless adapter for a Windows 7 32-bit PC (not notebook)?
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