Reliable USB Wireless Network Adapter for 32 bit

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    allanc

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    Can anyone recommend a reliable USB wireless network adapter for a PC running 32-bit Windows 7 Professional?
    I am hoping to find one for a 802.11b/g network where the drivers are not flaky and the unit does not randomly disconnect.
    The WUSB600N from Cisco/LinkSys does not seem to fit into this category.
    Thank you in advance.
     
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    USB would have been preferable due to ease of connection.
    However, my main concern is really to find a reliable wireless adapter for PCs.
    Can you recommend a specific PCI solution that you have used in Windows 7 32-bit with success?
     
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    You could go for one of the new Netgear USB products if you want a reliable W7 compatible one.

    To be honest, any of the major brands are going to have decent PCI cards - Linksys, DLink, 3Com, Netgear etc... All of the new releases are going to be W7 compatible. If you just want b/g then this one looks good:

    D-Link WDA-2320 - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2525998&CatId=2688

    If you want something a little faster for an "n" router, this looks decent : http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4695358&CatId=2688
     
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    Ralink Wireless makes a good one, it it USB powered and works fine on either laptops or PC's. It's the RT3070 and it's the b,g,and n one. I lucked up and found it on ebay. It is very fast and small. Doesn't get hot, either. Check them out on the web. I have a Netgear and it doesn't compare to Ralink.
     
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    I would recommend ASUS USB-AC68 Dual-Band AC1900 USB WiFi Adapter for Desktop.
     
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