D-Link Airplus G DWL-G122: Does your Dongle dangle in the dirt?
1 March 2011
Summary: Whilst I am moderately proficient at using them, I confess to not knowing much about how computers work. However, I am happy to take advice from those whose opinion I trust. When first setting up my internet connection at the current house, I received as part of the deal from my ISP both a wireless router and this USB wireless adaptor. They each came separately boxed and first priority was given to setting up the laptop, which all went well.
Summary: This little thing is sold at about £27.97 on Amazon at the time of writing, I was lucky enough to get it off-line for a bit less since it was on a special offer. I bought it a good 6 months ago when I obviously needed to buy something to connect my PC to the router in the next room (which I was also buying on the same day - you will be able to read about the router in one of the next reviews) - other computers in the household are well laptops so it was only logical to...
Summary: Nice and cheap and has a very good range. Easy to install but easier to use if you just let windows do it for you. The signal did tend to drop occasionally, but that could be due to many things. The long USB cord allowed the device to be move around to get the best signal.
Summary: I spent all day wrestling with this, trying to get a mac mini without an airport card onto my network. The signal was strong enough for my PowerBook to find but but this adapter struggled to find it and when it did would often see it but not let me connect. I tried downloading an alternative driver and had no more sucess. Thankfully a fairly cheap mistake and I shall now purchase something more expensive but hopefully more reliable.
Summary: I got one of these and it has been nothing but trouble. To start with it would never connect on boot up unless I physically removed the device and replugged it back in again. The same thing would happen if the wireless signal was lost. Besides that since I was having trouble with the setup, I used a simple security password. Then when I changed it, the adapter would not reconnect at all. I have had none of these problems with a BT USB wireless adapter.
Summary: I have two of these running on 2 PC's in my attic, one gaming machine and one printer sever, data storage desktop. My 604T is on the grouns floor of the house which is a very old terrace, I have great connection and never had any problems with dropped connections at all. Great piece of kit, I do especially like the USB stands to allow your antenna to be positioned as effectively as possible. Absolute doddle to set up.
Summary: I had no problems with the software at all. Installed software first then added the device - easy. Only problems I have found is that it seems slow to connect when starting up but this is certainly not the only wireless device to have this trouble. I never have any problems with it after it has made it's first connection...
Summary: This adaptor even works on macs - unlike loads of the competition. This card works perfectly on OSX 10.4 and is a must more cost effective way of getting wireless on an older mac than buying one of those internal airport cards that are about £75 on eBay! I really recommend these adaptors and i've found them to be really reliable so far!
Excerpt: "...minutes. I brought this with the D-Link DI-524 router and had no problems pairing them up. I'm currently using it about 30ft from the base station with one solid wall in the way and usually have very good signal running at the best possible rate of 54Mbps. I do use the extension cable and have found this to be a great advantage. It increased signal from good to very good and occasionally excellent. This helps get it away from the back of the ...