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On my netgear adapter wg111t.. i get little or no connectivity to the internet on my desktop, but with my laptop I'm getting excellent signal. My question is could it be the wireless usb adapter??

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  • krazykorvs3 Aug 15, 2008

    I should have stated my question better... i have the netgear router and have the usb adapter for my desktop, i'm not getting barely any signal on my desktop...with little or no connectivity it just quit working. But I have a laptop with the wireless network card, and its getting exellent signal from the router, thats why I'm wondering if my usb adapter connected to my desktop is shot or maybe its just my computer.

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S u can used it as wireless usb adapter,it provoides Better wireless speeds and range to surf and email.Extends your network coverage up to 4x more than Wireless-G

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