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4.0 out of 5 stars Nearly perfect, 24 July 2010
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This review is from: Edimax EW-7811Un N150 Wireless USB Adapter Nano (Personal Computers)
Can't imagine wireless adaptors geting any smaller; just make sure you don't lose it! Connectivity is fine: signal strength and speed meters run at or near 100%.

The only reason I'm witholding a star from the rating is for the software side of the package. Windows cannot handle installation of the device, and the included driver must be used. This is provided on a mini-CD, which for owners of slot-loading drives will be an issue.

Incidentally, the CD didn't Auto-run the Setup Wizard as it should have done (possibly Windows 7's fault more than the product's). After trying to run Setup manually and failing to connect, I double-clicked the disk icon and the Wizard ran. The adaptor then installed effortlessly. From a user comment on the manufacturer's website it appears I'm not the first to experience this problem.

Hopefully my comments will help other purchasers. This one caveat aside, I have no reservations about recommending this product.
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Initial post: 3 Dec 2010 13:43:04 GMT
Dressi says:
It's not Windows 7 fault, the autorun.ini wasn't correct. But yes, it was odd that a generic NIC driver didn't work immediately.

Posted on 3 Dec 2010 13:43:07 GMT
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Posted on 1 Oct 2011 13:51:56 BDT
Jerome Burne says:
This might be useful to someone.
I had problems with this device when the computer came out of sleep mode. It would lose connection to the router and sometimes say no wireless connections available. This could be fairly easily corrected either by using windows repair tool which came up or by disabling and then enabling the adaptor. But it was a bore to do every time.
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Edimax software several times but still the same problem.
Then I found solution. The instructions that come with the device say not to allow windows to to install it but to use Edimax disc to do it. But when I allowed Windows 7 to install drivers - it didn't ask for a disc to be inserted - all was fine.
Comes out of sleep, good connection all fine.
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