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Billion USB wireless N adapter,
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Billion BiPac USB 2.0 Wireless N Adapter
I already have the Billion 7800 wireless modem router which is fantastic. I was having trouble with my Sony Vaio laptop not being in range at the other end of my timber framed house so I thought a Billion N USB adapter would cure the problem. I have spent a great deal of time on it with different signals eg. N only, N+G etc., different encryption, reinstalling the software and updating all the firmware but the signal remained very poor. I have Vista on both computers. I was about to give up when I tried to set the Billion up as a relay station instead of an internet receiver. It then acted as an access point and relayed the signal to the laptop's internal wireless receiver. Hey presto, wonderful signal, superfast internet. So the thing definitely works but if you are using it on an external computer that doesn't already have an internal wireless receiver, then forget it and buy something else until Billion have solved a software/firmware problem. I have given it 3 stars because my problem has been solved in a round about way, but I would only have given 1 star if I had not discovered its use as an access point.
Another small thing is that on the Amazon website it quotes 300mb/s for this adapter (3011W). This should be 150Mb/s and 300Mb/s is for the 3011N.
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Initial post: 12 Jul 2011 09:24:25 BDT
Thanks for this review, it appears to be a weak product, though my 7300 Billion excells. I am still happy with my Sweex, good enough for HD youtube even at 100 kbs speed.
Posted on 3 Sep 2011 11:07:53 BDT
This review highlights a serious problem that Amazon has with this type of device .... I came here expecting to find a review of the 3011N because I have just inadvertently purchased a 3011W thinking that I was purchasing the Billion wireless N adapter that matched the Billion 7800N router which I had purchased at the same time and lo and behold the review is of the 3011W !!!!
I am actually really angry at the amount of time I have had to waste on this (and I have been an Amazon customer for over 10 years and am more than happy with the service I have received to date)
Because, although the router received next day ... the adapter had been subcontracted to a third party who took 4 days to deliver this 10 gm item!
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