FREE: Netgear N900-series WNDA4100 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter

Hi all,

Long story short -- I've got Netgear WNDA4100 Wi-Fi USB stick which works great, but I have no use for it. I got it when I was moving my desk around the house and needed a temporary internet hookup, but since then I ran Cat5e so I don't need it anymore, and it's past the return period at BB.

First dibs get it.

Hey, I could totally use that as my USB adapter's been screwy and the gf is sick of tripping on the cable I ran.

Sure, PM me the mailing address. I'll be happy if someone puts it to a good use.

I just bought one of these:
Edimax-EW-7811UN

http://www.amazon.com/Edimax-EW-7811...

I needed one (well several actually). $10 didn't seem too bad if you get the free shipping with orders over $35. I will be curious to try it out when it arrives. Normally I only use Cat5 myself, but I am tired of terminating cables and drilling holes. I've got 7 computers and the house looks like it is being attacked by an anime tentacle monster.

They are mostly older machines (XP, Vista) I use for LAN parties. When I build new systems for people they tend to give me their old ones. I reformat them and play old IPX games over TCPIP (ZDoom, Duke, Heretic).

GoldenDog wrote:

I just bought one of these:
Edimax-EW-7811UN

http://www.amazon.com/Edimax-EW-7811...

I needed one (well several actually). $10 didn't seem too bad if you get the free shipping with orders over $35. I will be curious to try it out when it arrives. Normally I only use Cat5 myself, but I am tired of terminating cables and drilling holes. I've got 7 computers and the house looks like it is being attacked by an anime tentacle monster.

They are mostly older machines (XP, Vista) I use for LAN parties. When I build new systems for people they tend to give me their old ones. I reformat them and play old IPX games over TCPIP (ZDoom, Duke, Heretic).

Have you started using it yet? I'm figuring out my home networking situation, and this light be Good Enough. The reviews are a little mixed.

Supposed to arrive today. I plan on testing it on W7, Vista, and XP. I'll let you know.

Hooked it up last night. The range is far less than I thought it could handle (not surprised given the size), but the transfer speed was sufficient.

I was 20 feet away from the wireless router (business class) and range was already at 50%, but connection strength was at 90%. It comes with software (micro cd) and did not operate as "plug and play". I have used drives before that have a memory chip in them and have the driver on that. It's much easier to transport those, but they're also more expensive.

I would say for $10, it does the job if you don't need to to be more than 35 feet away. The signal didn't drop, it supports linux and various windows (according to the manual). There are probably better drives/cards for speed and distance (built in antennae), but I never intended on using this for large file transfer. It was fast enough to use the full download speed of my cable internet (20mbs), so I am sure it will be fine networking Zdoom.

Sweet! We have slower internet so seems this will be sufficient. Would like to play Minecraft and watch YouTube as primary networked uses, for now.

Danke.