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    Is this Windows 10 compatible?   (11 Answers)

    By Slug October 24, 2015.

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      Yes. I'm running my desktop on 10 with this adapter and it works fine.

      By Ameto December 11, 2015.

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      what is the range to pick up distant wi-fi   (10 Answers)

      By Mike December 11, 2014.

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        We live in a area where the lots are 2.5 acre minimum and I can pick up several homes that are half a mile away.

        By microscope December 17, 2014.

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        I have a wireless router at home...I need something to make my desktop pick up a wireless signal. Will this work?   (11 Answers)

        By Brainyblondegirl March 25, 2015.

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          Yes, I just picked this up for my PC and it works great for connecting to my wireless router. Make sure to plug it into the blue USB port on the PC if you have one for maximum speed, but that is not required to use it.

          By Bloomman May 19, 2015.

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          I have a computer without wifi, this adapter can get to have wifi?   (11 Answers)

          By Ku October 21, 2015.

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            As long as your computer has a usb port you just plug the adapter in and it will find the wifi for you and your computer will have internet access. Good luck to you

            By Kevin December 5, 2015.

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            Does this pick up wi-fi   (10 Answers)

            I currently do not have internet, However I have a net gear wifi card. That picks up my neighbors Wi-Fi, will this do the same? My net gear card has less coverage then this, so I was just wondering, if this is a receiver also

            By Dudley November 28, 2014.

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              Hmmm ... I had to think about that one. The adapter usually picks up what your wireless router has stored, and is transmitting. Used in that way it will pick up many of your neighbors signal, however their signal maybe protected. Used as a repeater or extender I can't say; only that this adapter has the longest range that I have ever witnessed or seen.

              By ultimategamer February 5, 2015.

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              how do you install without a cd??   (11 Answers)

              computer doesn't have a cd drive - how do you install without that?

              By Anonymous June 29, 2015.

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                I had the same issue, I was lucky to have a older USB adapter on my computer but if you can connect with a Lan cord direct to your router you can do the same thing to set it up. I was able to log online. I googled Netgear A6210 (which is the model ) and it took my direct to the Netgear A6210 page...click get support and on the right hand side its a option to download the file: Software Version 1.0.0.30 (Supports Win10) File size: 72.6 MB Worked perfectly the first time after I ran the program.

                By technoavguru August 14, 2015.

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                What would I do if I lost the disk. What happened was I changed computers but I only have the adapter.....   (5 Answers)

                By Mitch January 12, 2017.

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                  The simplest way I know of is to download the online version and save it via USB storage.

                  By John January 23, 2017.

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                does it need?   (11 Answers)

                does this adapter need to be wired. i live in the basement of a house and have bad strength.

                By Anonymous June 4, 2015.

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                  No wire needed. I too installed on a desktop computer in my basement 3 floors below my router. works absolutely fine.

                  By ThebigE January 6, 2016.

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                  Will it operate well with a 2.0 USB connection?

                  By Head Zeppelin March 1, 2016.

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                    Yes, it is backwards compatible. Worked well with my 2.0 USB port.

                    By MagsMcKinley June 14, 2016.

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                    I'm using xfinity hotspot for the Xbox one will this help my lag   (6 Answers)

                    By Jay January 7, 2017.

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                      Tough question to answer since the lag can come from any number of things. If you have a wifi scanner (plenty of free apps available for Android and Apple tablets), you can see how many other networks are using the same channel(s) your xfinity wifi. My guess is that it's pretty crowded, in which case changing the channel that your wifi communicates on will help. And since this USB wifi has both 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz channels, you have plenty of choices of finding a channel that has fewer networks using it. What you want is to have a channel that is free of every other network, so you have the best chance at getting the rated speed.

                      By Kish May 4, 2017.

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