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Old 23-03-09, 11:15 PM
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OC3D Review: Edimax Wireless nLITE High Gain USB Adaptor

The humble wireless network adaptor is often something that is overlooked by it's users. As long as it does it's job, then the user is happy. After all, there isn't much to distinguish one model and brand from the other. Or is there? With this question in mind, we will be taking a close look at the Edimax Wireless nLITE High Gain USB Adaptor.

Edimax Wireless nLITE High Gain USB Adaptor


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Old 23-03-09, 11:35 PM
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Ah look at those speeds.

And I thought Belkin was one of the best.
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Old 24-03-09, 12:04 AM
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20 pounds That's not bad at all for a high quality usb adapter, especially considering it's half speed .n too.

Will sure think about this when anyone asks for a wireless reciever

Edit: any chance of comparing it to a commonly used PCI(-e) adapter and see what the difference is?
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Old 24-03-09, 12:05 AM
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looks a tasty little thing,BUT it would have been better if it had Linux support out of the box.Judging by the shots of the utility,its a Ralink chipset and most of those chipsets are supported by linux,if you go digging around at the Ralink site(which is not the best of sites in the world).

Any chance of asking Edimax if they plan to offer 'tux drivers??
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Old 24-03-09, 12:54 PM
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If it does current Macs, the chances are there are some drivers out there for Linux - just they aren't 'supported'. Be mostly down to the chipset used. If that isn't too obvious from the package, u can lookup the FCC number and look at captures of it taken apart. Once u have the chipset, u can find "a" linux driver that'll work.

I'm interested if that "woohoo" "high gain!" antena unscrews.
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Old 24-03-09, 01:12 PM
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Very nice lil adaptor that one..

Good review by the way too mate.

Quick thing though, did ya kinda miss a sentence off the end? No info on where to buy it for the £19.99 price.

Also the forum link at the bottom isn't a link
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Old 24-03-09, 02:10 PM
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Rasta, no it doesn't unscrew.

Bungral, done and done Cheers mate.
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Old 24-03-09, 09:22 PM
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the thing is can the antenna be replace by more powerful antenna ?
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Old 24-03-09, 09:35 PM
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Well considering the working range of the existing antenna, why would you want to replace it? The one that is fitted works very well. When you buy any other USB wireless sticks, can their antennas be replaced? For less than 20 quid, you get half speed 11n and the antenna is perfectly able to work well. As I said in the review, I have tried many wireless adaptors, and I never suffered any connection drop outs with this one. I have tried both USB and PCI cards and I can honestly say this is one of the most attractive I have used, in terms of features, controlling software and performance.
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Old 25-03-09, 11:06 AM
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Excellent review and an impressive performer

Nice work Stu
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