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    wireless adapter


    which wireless adapter is cheap and compatible to use on a windows 8 desktop?

    i have recently purchased a new windows 8 desktop but as i don't know much about desktops i thought they had built in wireless like a laptop, my computer is in my bedroom and my modem is downstairs, this is why i need a wireless adapter, can any body suggest one?

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    Hi josh, welcome to the forums, I have been using this adapter for the past 2years without any problem and works fine with Windows 8.
    D-Link DWA-140 Wireless N USB Adapter: D-Link: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Hi josh, welcome to the forums, I have been using this adapter for the past 2years without any problem and works fine with Windows 8.
    D-Link DWA-140 Wireless N USB Adapter: D-Link: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
    I use the same DWA-140, "great choice" you get what you pay for here and the price as really come down on these.


    If you require connections to either the 2.4ghz or the 5ghz frequency's you will need to get the DWA-160 dual band, the price on this older 802.11n stuff has been dropping fast now that the 802.11ac hardware is out.

    Amazon.com: D-Link DWA-160 Extreme-N Duo Dual-Band Draft 802.11n USB Adapter: Electronics
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    Yes chev65, I got that for free as I was involved in the trial by my ISP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Hi josh, welcome to the forums, I have been using this adapter for the past 2years without any problem and works fine with Windows 8.
    D-Link DWA-140 Wireless N USB Adapter: D-Link: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
    thank you for this, i have looked everywhere and no one had any results so i tried this site and it has turned out well thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Hi josh, welcome to the forums, I have been using this adapter for the past 2years without any problem and works fine with Windows 8.
    D-Link DWA-140 Wireless N USB Adapter: D-Link: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
    thank you for this, i have looked everywhere and no one had any results so i tried this site and it has turned out well thank you
    NP, You are welcome.
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