USB WIFI adapter

Discussion in 'hardware' started by emmjay, May 30, 2015.

  1. emmjay

    emmjay Registered Member

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    I have just purchased an LTE mobile data plan that allows me to attach up to 10 WIFI users. It runs off a NetGear AirCard. My laptop has builtin WIFI so it attached to the network without any fuss, however my desktop does not have WIFI built in. I was looking at getting an 802.11ac WIFI USB adapter for it (has to be USB 2.0). I was looking at the Netgear A6200 as a solution. Will this be the best solution? Also I can not find out any anything on the security aspects of this adapter .
     
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    I have used this one:
    Sabrent AC600 Dual Band Wi-Fi USB Mini Adapter IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with WPS
    It´s good, I´ve found no problems.
     
  3. emmjay

    emmjay Registered Member

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    Tnx Robin A, I will check that one out. So you feel that WPS is secure enough? My access point (the aircard) has WPA2. Do they work together, like layered security?

    Edit: Been doing some research, now that I have something to focus on (WPS) . Robin, hopefully you have seen this article...
    http://www.computerworld.com/articl...tected-setup--raises-its-ugly-head-again.html

    I found several other articles on the same subject. The Netgear USB WIFI adapter had WPS too. Now I have to find out if it can be disabled. Better informed than sorry.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2015
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