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Simple Design and It Works
, April 26, 2010
This review is from: Cisco AM10 Valet Connector USB Wireless Adapter (Personal Computers)
My goal was to connect my new desktop (running Windows 7) to my existing wireless network.
What I liked:
1. It worked - not to set the bar too low, but this was the second adapter I tried. So I was elated that this actually worked.
2. Ease of setup - no extra discs, just plug it into a USB port and the necessary drivers (and the actual Win7 drivers, which it seems most adapters on the market do not have pre-packaged) are right in the adapter itself. Though this was not perfect - see below.
3. The design is attractive and convenient with a built-in stand.
4. Speed seems good - no issues so far.
What I did not like - the setup software that comes with the device wants to be the controller for your network. After downloading the drivers it did not want the password for my network, but rather the Hexidecimal password. After shutting that part of the installer down I just used the wireless network function within Windows itself to locate and join my existing network. A minor issue at best.
My needs are simple, so I cannot say if this will be good for more complex situations/ needs, but it works and I'm happy.
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