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BELKIN F9L1001 N150 Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I have an Acer laptop (over 8 years old) that can with Win XP, and I added Ubuntu a couple of years ago. Once MS stopped supporting XP, I reformatted the disk and loaded the newest version of Ubuntu (as the only operating system). When it was a dual-boot machine, I used the internal wifi adapter as well as some different plug-in adapters. Always seemed to have problems with internal and plug-in adapters staying connected---and sometimes even connecting initially. Since I've added this Belkin adapter, it connects seamlessly everytime, I have 5 bars, and it stays connected. Couldn't be happier!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: For those who are looking for an adapter to use with Ubuntu, I didn't need to add any drivers or make any changes at all. I plugged this in the first time, and it's worked since.

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Netgear WN2000RPT Universal WiFi Range Extender Extend wireless network coverage
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It provides a good extended signal, particularly at the end of the house where I use my Blackberry Playbook and my wife uses her Acer tablet. Before adding this extender, her tablet would disconnect periodically and my Playbook was agonizingly slow and had problems connecting. After adding this, my wife can use her tablet in the kitchen with no problems, and my Playbook is great. I can even watch streaming video on it now, something I could never do before.

Cons: When I purchased this (refurbished) extender, had no problems with setup and connection to my router. After it was in use for a while, though, the lights on the unit were very erratic, even the power led would go off periodically. Then, the extender would disconnect and reconnect of with no rhyme or reason. I was about to send it back for replacement, then I decided that because it was such a bargain, I'd just live with it and look for another. Well---a few months later---I've had absolutely no problems with it since its intial 'problem period.' Maybe it was just having personal problems at first? Anyway, I believe I've had a real bargain!

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Edimax EW-7612Pin 300 Mbps Wireless 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Adapter
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I have a desktop with 3 HDDs, Win7 on one, Win XP on a second, and Ubuntu on the last. I had purchased a refurbished Netgear wifi adapter (locally) and it worked fine with Windows, but didn't work with Linux. After reading through numerous threads on the Ubuntu Forum, I decided that it would be best to change. I read some reviews for this Edimax adapter, and it was touted as being good for both Windows and Linux.

I've had it for a while now, and it works great in both versions of Windows, as well as Ubuntu. I have a small network monitor app loaded on my desktop, and it constantly shows a 100% wifi signal from my router, and I've never had one single instance of a dropped signal. As far as I'm concerned, it works flawlessly for what I purchased it for!

Cons: Haven't found anything at all that I don't like with this adapter.

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Display Name: Dave S.

Date Joined: 04/24/04

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 09/01/11
  • Last Review: 05/16/14
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