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Which of these usb adapters should I buy (needs RTL8188SU chipset)?


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...for a networked media box which requires an adapter with a realtek RTL8188SU chipset:

the options come down to a few omni directionals ranging from 6dbi to 2dbi and a 10dbi panel antenna.

i have a single story house and the signal needs to reach about 50-70 feet away, so the higher dbi omnis ought to be more optimal (right?).


LEGUANG LG-19  6dBi omni directional , Transmit Power: 20dBm , 200mW
http://http://m.dealextreme.com/p/leguang-lg-n19-150mbps-802-11n-wireless-usb-network-adapter-w-antenna-black-159334
[spoilers]*Follow standard: IEEE 802.11 G; IEEE 802.11 B use IEEE 802.11 N (draft2.0) technology
*Transfer rate: 11 B: 1/2/5. 5/11 Mbps
                           11 G: 6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54 Mbps
                           11 N: up to 150 Mbps
*Frequency range: 2.4-2.4835 GHz
*Working channel: 1-13
*The transmit power: 20 dBm (maximum)
*FM: DSSS OFDM
         WPA/WPA2
         64/128/152-bit Wep encryption
*Other features: PSP Xlink game support
*Interface: USB 2.0
Wireless Transmit Power: 20dBm (Max.)
- Transmitted power: 200mW
- Transmission standard: IEEE 802.11n
- Transmission rate: 150Mbps
- Safety control: WPA2
- Interface: USB
- Antenna: 6dBi
- Supports operating system Windows 7 / XP / 2000 / Vista
- Packing List:
- 1 x Network card
- 1 x Antenna
- 1 x Software CD
CD Content: http://http://m2.img.dxcdn.com/CDDriver/sku.159334.rar
Dimensions: 1.77 in x 0.98 in x 0.43 in (4.5 cm x 2.5 cm x 1.1 cm)
Weight: 1.23 oz (35 g)
*Antenna: external antenna
*Use environment: work environment: 0 degrees Celsius-40 degrees Celsius
*Storage temperature: -20 degrees Celsius-70 degrees Celsius
*Humidity: 10% -95% RH without setting[/spoilers]

Airlink101 AWLL5166HP     5dBi omni  Sensitivity: -93dBm
http://http://www.amazon.com/Airlink101-AWLL5166HP-Wireless-Adapter-Detachable/dp/B0065SF16O
 

   High power 500mW with detachable 5dBi high gain antenna strongly boosts the signal strength and coverage
    Data rate of up to 150Mbps with Wireless N technology, 3 times faster than 802.11g
    Great for environment needs extra long range extender
    WPA2/WPA-PSK enhanced wireless security provide full protection for your network
    Built-in Easy Setup Button for easy connection to existing wireless network
    Compact size and low profile design
    Compatible with both Windows and MAC operating system
    RoHS compliant
Standards: IEEE 802.11 b/ g/ n; IEEE802.11 d, e, h, i, j
Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz
Antenna Connector: Reverse SMA Male Plug
Access Method: Infrastructure Mode, Ad-Hoc Mode (802.11b Ad-Hoc), Roaming
Interface: USB 2.0/ USB 1.1
Data Rate: 11b- 1/ 2/ 5.5/ 11Mbps (auto sensing); 11g- 6/ 9/ 12/ 18/ 24/ 36/ 48/ 54Mbps (auto sensing); 11n- up to 150Mbps
Receiver Sensitivity: -93dBm
LED: Power/ Link
Security: WPA2/WPA-PSK; WEP64/128-bit
Quality of Service: WMM, 802.11e
Antenna Type: Deatachable 5dBi Indoor Omni Antenna
VSWR: <1.5 max (0~6 GHz)
Beam Width-H Plane: 360

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You can do dlink if you want zero customer service or support...and forget about any chance of legitimate rma in the event of a failure...cisco/linksys is probably best, netgear and buffalo would be my second best, then the others...

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Its safe say they will never get another dime of my money...you guys are top notch techies fully educated to make informed decisions, maybe my unfortunate experience was unique, but I don't think so...btw if you do have problems with them it helps to be fluent in Hindi...

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