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EDIMAX EW-7318UG 802.11g Wireless LAN Mini USB Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates

  • IEEE 802.11b/g
  • Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.4GHz - 2.4835GHz
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • John D.
  • 11/9/2010 4:53:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJust Awful

Pros: If you're less than 20 feet from your access point, you only have to go through the headache of setting it up once.

Cons: If you're farther than 20 feet, good luck. First, the hardware is awful. You might shatter the plastic just by inserting it into your USB port.

Next, the software. I'm pretty sure Edimax or Ralink (I really don't know what company makes this device or its software). I don't think any thought went into making the software user friendly. I am a software engineer, yet I find it difficult to use. It tends to freeze for a couple seconds every few minutes. Many little aspects of the software make it unbearable.


Lastly, the functionality. I wouldn't complain so much if it actually worked. I can't tell you how many times I've clicked on a network with at least 50% signal, typed in a WEP password, hit connect, and watched nothing happen.

Other Thoughts: Honestly, I can't in good faith recommend this to anyone. Look for a different alternative. Spring for the extra 10 bucks and get a much better item.

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  • Robert C.
  • 6/6/2009 4:53:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsnot good

Pros: I bought three of these guys. Works with linux before they break. Cheap.

Cons: They have problems overheating. Very unstable. I should have written a review earlier. Won't last over a few months. Junk. There... I said it.

Other Thoughts: I bought three of these guys because they were so cheap at the time. I assumed that at least one of them would last. I assumed wrong.

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  • David J.
  • 6/5/2009 4:13:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWouldn't work in Ubuntu 6 or 7

Pros: Just installed this without any problem on an older laptop (~1.5GHz, running XP). Worked great

Cons: Never got it to work on my laptop running Ubuntu 6 (or after upgrade to 7). Edimax has a Linux drivers available... I just never got it to work.

Other Thoughts: Already had an internal wifi card and an aircard installed, so it didn't break my heart that I couldn't get it working. Frustrating, but it also gave me something to do :)

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  • Chi-Tai T.
  • 3/8/2009 12:10:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: cheap, small and easy to use

Cons: gets pretty hot and not durable as it died after a year

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  • Regina W.
  • 12/23/2008 2:03:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's alright

Pros: Cheap, works with a Mac, decent connection.

Cons: Very cheaply made, I wouldn't travel anywhere with it in my pocket worrying I'd break it.

Other Thoughts: It's decent and it's cheap. Originally bought it for my husbands Mac so we can move his desk elsewhere, but he apparently threw his airport card away lol, so we couldn't use it for his. Tried it out on mine, and it worked good, kept a decent connection. Not bad for the money, just very cheaply made.

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  • Gregory B.
  • 11/26/2008 1:08:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggscrapola

Pros: It usually works if the router is less than 2 meters away.

Cons: Range, or rather, a lack thereof. It seems unable to penetrate things like walls, floors, doors, windows, people, cardboard, et cetera. Random disconnects. Software was a pain to set up and required sacrificing goats and chanting in Latin. Not heavy enough to be a paperweight.

Other Thoughts: I ditched this for an internal D-Link card, and suddenly, I could access the Internet for more than 30 seconds at a time! Basically, this card sucks and you shouldn't buy it unless your computer is less than 2 meters away from the router.

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  • Roy K.
  • 9/10/2008 6:05:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt Works, Decent Connection

Pros: It's a USB Wireless-g adapter. Works with my Mac. Connection works decent.

Cons: Adapter needs to be away from computer to get a signal. Had to go to Edimax website to figure out how to set it up with my iMac.

Other Thoughts: My iMac is a G3 333Mhz. Router is directly 1 floor under computer. Laptop is on desk too with wireless-g, gets a better connection. Would recommend a PCI one if possible (but it isn't with an iMac, now is it?)

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  • John D.
  • 8/13/2008 10:04:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth the price tag

Pros: It's inexpensive.

Cons: Terrible construction. It's made of the cheapest plastic I've ever seen and I suspect the two sides are bonded together with something similar to Elmer's glue. It has an awkward shape that may block other USB ports.

I consider myself a fairly knowledgeable computer user, but even someone with a master's in computer science will have trouble interpreting the software. Everything is labled with acronyms. Somehow I got Windows to find my network and it started working. I seriously don't know what the point of its Config Utility is. The software runs in the taskbar, and you can switch to another mode in it. All this other mode does is prevent the device from working (from what I can tell.)

Other Thoughts: I know wireless is poor for online gaming, but I have no other option in my current house. This thing lags me approximately once per minute on Steam games. AVOID this item and spring for a PCI card.

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  • Barbara W.
  • 7/25/2008 7:55:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty decent

Pros: Really fast....most of the time

Cons: likes to disconnect every so often, bought this for my mom who uses the internet only to check email. Her connection will drop at least once during that time.

Other Thoughts: this would actually be great if it didnt disconnect periodically. my old westell never had this problem, but this does work 99% of the time.

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  • Robert C.
  • 5/11/2008 4:41:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorth the price!

Pros: I was looking for an adapter to practice wep cracking on my personal AP which I've never done before. This adapter works fine with Backtrack 2 Live CD. Update rt73 drivers, Aircrack and your ready to go! I was able to get about 12000 IV per minute which isn't so bad. 20000 is enough to get a 64bit WEP key using the PTW method.

Cons: I was not able to get this to work with the Vantec usb repeater that I also purchased for this. Windows detects the adapter but doesn't work for some reason, nothing happens. Then when I disconnect the adapter from the repeater, the adapter still shows in Device Manager and hangs the system, I can't shut down. I have to do a hard shutdown.
The repeater works perfectly fine with other usb devices so it must be the adapter.

Other Thoughts: For the price, I don't think it can be beat if you want to get into Backtrack 2. You can make a wokfi or even a cantenna. I used a Baby Formula powder can and works pretty good, about 10db gain, the diameter is big (5in) but works.
The supplied extension cable is about 3ft, not sure of the exact length.

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