Author Topic: Wireless USB Network Adaptors - Which One Do You Use And ...  (Read 90967 times)

November 03, 2009, 08:29:42 PM
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zetaprime

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I got the $23 Buffalo WLI-UC-GN Mini. It works as well for me as the wired ethernet connection did. (They both drop the network connection every few minutes unless I use Software like Twonky or TVersity).

November 08, 2009, 09:45:11 PM
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liveuser

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Trendnet TEW-644UB works fine for me on G network. AVI at DVD rez streams fine, same for MKVs including HD rez (I only have 2 of those).

Netgear WN111 (the one for $10 at Newegg) does not work at all.

Why is it only compatible with RALINK? Will future firmware adds more robust support than this short list?  What about 5ghz N?

Vendors' description of USB adapters never includes what chipset inside.


November 08, 2009, 11:25:25 PM
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kasilof

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Trying to determine if any are detected by the linux kernel without having to use ndiswrapper or other gimmicks such as compiling.  From this site http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_hostif.php?hostif=USB

 Driver not available   Belkin F5D8051 V3100
 ???????????????Red   Belkin F5D8055 v2
 ??????????????????   Buffalo WLI-UC-G300HP
 ??????????????????   Buffalo WLI-UC-G300N
 ??????????????????   Buffalo WLI-UC-GN US
 Yes, since 2.6.30     D-Link DWA-140 V1.30
 ??????????????????   EnGenius EUB-9701
 ??????????????????   Linksys WUSB100
 ??????????????????   Linksys WUSB600N V1
 ??????????????????  Trendnet TEW-644UB V1.0R
 ??????????????????  Trendnet TEW-645UB
 ??????????????????  Trendnet TEW-664UB V1.0R
 ??????????????????  Sitecom WL-329 V1 001
« Last Edit: November 08, 2009, 11:35:59 PM by kasilof »

November 11, 2009, 08:54:02 AM
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Norf

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I've had sucuss with the Edimax EW-7711UAn http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=277&pl1_id=1&pl2_id=44

It's not listed as being officially supported but it uses the same chip-set as most of the supported adapters the rt2870

I just plugged it in an it worked.

November 13, 2009, 07:28:15 PM
Reply #19

dakuslat

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Tried the Linksys WUSB100. (ver 2.0.01)

No worky.

It lites up. Tried both ports. But no wireless option. Wired works fine.

Update: Took that back. Bought a Linksys WUSB600N Wireless-N USB network adapter (ver2) with dual-band. WDTV-Live recognized it (the wireless option showed up in network setup) but didn't seem to want log in to the wifi. Turned off the WDTV-Live. Disconnected power. Waited a few minutes. Restarted with the Linksys in the back port. It came up fine. So far so good... ;)
« Last Edit: November 30, 2009, 04:49:21 PM by dakuslat »

November 15, 2009, 04:18:34 PM
Reply #20

liveuser

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Linksys WUSB600N version 1 works.  Notice that there's also slicker looking version 2 out there now that costs the same. 

November 16, 2009, 01:57:21 PM
Reply #21

FooFighter

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This is my setup and no problems so far  ;D

WDTV Live + WUSB600N + DIR-655 + DNS-323 (SMB)
Regards,

Foo

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WDTV Live - WUSB600N V2 - DIR655 - DNS-323

November 18, 2009, 05:32:44 PM
Reply #22

deviltaz

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Airlink 150N USB Adapter works but it only connects to wireless G and not wireless N.  Good enough to watch 720p mkv's but not 1080p.

It was used on the original firmware.  Have not tried it on firmware 1.00.11.

November 19, 2009, 12:33:28 PM
Reply #23

yamatosoul

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Quote from: ScottWD
Here are the USB Adapters that we've tested: Ralink based

Manufacturer Model # Device Name
Belkin F5D8055 N1 Wireless USB adapter
Belkin F5D8051 N1 Wireless USB adapter
Buffalo WLI-UC-G300HP Wireless N compact USB 2.0 Adapter
Buffalo WLI-UC-G300N Wireless N compact USB 2.0 Adapter
Buffalo WLI-UC-GN Mini
D-Link DWA-140 Rangebooster N USB Adapter
EnGenius EUB-9701 Wireless N adapter
Linksys WUSB100 Rangeplus wireless network usb adapter
Linksys WUSB600N Wireless-N USB network adapter with dual-band
Trendnet TEW-644UB Wireless N USB adapter
Trendnet TEW-645UB Wireless N USB adapter
Trendnet TEW-664UB 300Mbps Dual Band WirelessN USB Adapter
Sitecom WL-329 Wireless Dualband USB Adapter
I have Vista 64 bit and I'm finding that most of  these adaptors don't work with my OS.  Can you please tell me which ones support Vista 64 bit?  Thank you.

November 20, 2009, 12:07:49 AM
Reply #24

Norf

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@yamatosoul

The adapter plugs into your WD TV Live not your computer so it shouldn't need to work with Vista 64.

November 20, 2009, 09:00:13 AM
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yamatosoul

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@yamatosoul

The adapter plugs into your WD TV Live not your computer so it shouldn't need to work with Vista 64.
Thank you, Norf.  I understand now.  When I found that most of the adaptors on the list were not Vista 64 compatible, I was afraid that I was not going to be able to stream wirelessly.  Thanks again for your input!

November 20, 2009, 12:04:47 PM
Reply #26

dingrwdtvfr

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Linksys WUSB600N on a 5GHz N network from my Airport Extreme N Base Station.

Seems to work fine.

November 25, 2009, 11:50:36 AM
Reply #27

miciolina

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After updating the firmware, I tried with the NETGEAR WNR2000 (listed as compatible) but doesn't work.
With another "nobranded" adaptor and with the ethernet the network goes.
I'm very very disappointed.
 >:(

November 27, 2009, 05:59:38 AM
Reply #28

Lee

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Hi all.
I use a Linksys WUSB600N USB Adapter and a Linksys WRT160N Router. Streams everything but 1080p video.

November 27, 2009, 06:06:41 PM
Reply #29

Dshack17

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I had a linksys wireless gaming adapter WGA600N so I gave it a try and seems to work fine no problems so far.

Good Luck,
Dshack17 :)