Cisco bought Linksys a few years back, so they are the same company now, but I’ve always had good luck with them. With overhead and other stuff, I get roughly 3. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. I don’t have the ‘ Hope that makes sense.

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With overhead and other stuff, I get roughly 3. Microsoft Sifi [Version You have a router at home and an access point at school.

Our interenet isn’t very fast through stheros provider but would the larger one make it any faster or would that only work if the internet was better through the provider. My wifi connection quit working. Netgear wireless router quit working? Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.

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Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Saturday, September 30, 9: You can certainly get a replacement wireless board, and it would be the neater option, if you don’t want the adapter sticking out of the side of your laptop.


In looking at different brands I have noticed there are three different “sizes”. Cisco bought Linksys a few years back, so they are the same company now, but I’ve always had good luck with them. Yes, you’ll have to buy one of these devices.

Internet service providers like to advertise their services in Mb per second because the numbers are eight times bigger when they are measured in MB per second. I also go to tech school with a pretty large system and it doesn’t work here either! This thread is locked.

If you do choose to use a separate Wireless adapter in a USB port, the brand won’t matter at all, but you can get more speed if you are using ‘Wireless N’ with the router AND the wireless adapter. Wireless internet stopped working Jan 18, A wireless network adapter atheroa match the speed of your router or better.

Many companies put a bunch of money into the products they make, so they cost more. I do this out of the mostly mistaken idea that the same brands work better together. Saturday, September 30, You must log in or sign up to reply here.


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Is there a certain size that I need or will any of them work? How satisfied are you with this response? Already have an account? I don’t have the ‘ To get an extensive support regarding this matter, we suggest that you contact your internet service provider for further assistance.

It is so simple to get going, a really well thought out design.

I tried a very well known brand USB adapter, I won’t name, it ar1852 failed time and again. Hi lilkruegs7, Can’t really add much more to what Cinders has written, it does sound as if the wireless board has failed, it’s not a rare problem.