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Suggestions for a network adapter.

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#1 Noobytoons


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:21 PM

Hey guys, here's my situation.

Right now, I have a Zonet ZEW2546 and I'm nearly fed up with it. It doesn't seem to have good compatibility with Windows 7 and constantly crashes, having to be reset with Windows Troubleshooting. I've tried a number of different drivers, each working even worse than the one I have right now. I've tried everything under the sun to keep it working as intended, but to no avail. I enjoy gaming in my free time, but with contiunal crashes, it's only led to frustration lately.

I'm looking for a cheaper network adapter that actually has nice compatibility and length of life. It can be USB or PCI, as I have plenty of slots available for either. It has to be wireless because I'm not allowed to install new lines due to my rental agreement.

I'm using Windows 7 Home edition, 64 Bit. I have a wireless Motorola modem and using a 802.11n connection.

I would just buy one without thinking too much about it, but that's what has led me to my current situation. lol

Anyways, any suggestions would be great. Thanks guys :thumbup2:

EDIT: Thanks for moving it Hamluis

Edited by Noobytoons, 04 July 2014 - 04:40 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to External Hardware - Hamluis.

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#2 wpgwpg


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:50 PM

 I've had good luck with the Tenda adapters.  They're inenpensive and work well.  Amazon has a bunch of them here:



Good luck.

Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:52 PM

Sitecom and Netgear adapters work well also, I'm using a Sitecom WL-608 at the moment. In my limited experience with the Netgear - I only have one - they are a bit fussy about the driver installation process but it works well when you get past that.


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