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Window 7 64-bit network adaptor

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January 19, 2012 4:18:04 AM

Hello,

I bought a DWA-552 for my windows 7 64-bit machine. For the life of me I can't get it to work and says incompatible on the windows site.

I'd like a different adapter, compatible with window 7 64-bit that has no issues and large range. Please advise!
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January 19, 2012 4:32:06 AM

alfa awus036h - Some of the best range I've seen in an adapter.
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January 19, 2012 5:18:20 AM

skaz said:
alfa awus036h - Some of the best range I've seen in an adapter.


What's not having the 802.11n standard do?
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January 19, 2012 5:26:57 AM

icyicicle said:
What's not having the 802.11n standard do?


You will suffer a lower data rate with G compared to N. Although N typically has slightly better range then G for most adapters the alfa I mentioned is different because of the power it can use.
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January 20, 2012 9:55:38 PM

icyicicle said:
What's not having the 802.11n standard do?


icecycle,

Alfa does make a b/g/n adapter and I can agree with skaz that it's one of, if not the best range extension usb adapter in the world. The only difficulty I've found with it is that sometimes the drivers aren't regularly updated so that the user interface leaves a little to be desired.

Anyway you can find a link to the Alfa's drivers page on this review of the Alfa adapter Skaz was talking about. You'll be able to see if there's a 64-bit driver for any of them.
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