realitybytez


quality posts: 1 Private Messages realitybytez

tomorrow's woot: refurbished buggy whips.

gak0090


quality posts: 78 Private Messages gak0090

Really woot?

$3 more gets you this:

TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless N150 High Gain USB Adapter, 150Mbps, w/4 dBi High Gain Detachable Antenna, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704045&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Wireless+Adapters-_-N82E16833704045&gclid=COC5s5CCnbUCFQKoPAoddTkAXw

this is the 1st deal I found- there are probably 100 other better deals out there. This is hardware from like 2002.

theguruguys


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ThunderThighs wrote:

We've always sold out-of-date electronics stuff.



Usually the older electronics are for a great price (I'd jump on these at 2.99 each). I used to always buy three when I first joined woot! and lots of older electronics component stuff would come up for better prices than local retail. (I see switches, mice, etc. in my order history).

ktrenholm


quality posts: 2 Private Messages ktrenholm
kingofthekongo wrote:Would this kind of thing work for older Xboxes without wireless?



Doubtful.
I know the 360 at least will only work with their specific adapter in order to make you purchase their (incredibly overpriced =P) one.

gak0090


quality posts: 78 Private Messages gak0090

When will woot be selling this?



PS- I actually owned one of these as a kid

eightyone


quality posts: 1 Private Messages eightyone

I had one of these. I would get very hot very quickly, and failed within one month.

aaron6175


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No WPA2 support is asking for trouble

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Smokeandlights


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I worked for a cable company a while back and we sold these to the customers who bought the wireless internet package.

I have never seen a piece of hardware fail as often as this and the netgear modem/wifi router combos. seriously, it's ridiculous how often these fail. They are terrible. Light a $10 bill on fire, and the excitement will last longer than these, and you won't have to pay shipping charges!

jlwilhel


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Netgear wg111v2 supported packet injection and worked great on backtrack. Forums say that the v3 will work as well.

NewspaperCrane


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I think I bought three of these forever ago. We used it to rig up a ridiculously complex system of USB extension cables, cantennas, and repeaters to get Wifi into my friend's shed. Turns out if we'd just bought a better adapter, it wouldn't have been nearly as complex, or unreliable.

I miss me some wootTV.

hexnut


quality posts: 1 Private Messages hexnut

Not sure if drivers are available, (I'll bet yes) but this might be a nice addition to a Raspberry Pi.
Also,
I wooted an SMC USB draft N adapter a while back for $6.99 to go with my SMC draft N router and usb wireless draft N adapter which I had previously wooted for $19.99. All still work great.

radi0j0hn


quality posts: 96 Private Messages radi0j0hn

Some time back I bought a Sony Blue-Ray DVD player that was supposed to get Netflix, etc. wirelessly. Didn't read the fine print and found I had to buy a $90 Sony USB receiver. Anyone know of a cheaper alternative...probably not this one, right?

acpress.com Not cute, but useful.

rockinmindless


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rcm1301 wrote:Be aware, it is only up to speeds of 54Mbps, whihc means it will actually performs about 30. That is old fashion dial up speed!!



Um no. Dial up speeds were Kbps. 30Mbps is faster than the Cable internet that I have. What are you talking about?

jtyson


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Save yourself some time and trouble and get the Medialink 150Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter for $14.99!

colbinator


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Kerig wrote:I have one of those forsaken Tivo Series 2 units with a lifetime service, but I'm still not sure whether this device would work with it. From Tivo support it looks like I would need to know the serial number of the adapter.
http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/405#L2
How the would I find that out before buying one?



Risky - you'd at least need more info to be sure. It's not on TiVo's safe list, but another website said of the WG111US series:

Any adapters that don't start with WG72 or 130, such as WG16, WG41, 165 or 1AC, are NOT compatible.



Another guy who bought a random WG111US said explicitly it did NOT work with his TiVo S2, so mixed results there.

(I also have S2s around and have had some of these adapters fail, so grabbing a couple for $10 would be a nice backup)

achoo5000


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Go for this instead, smaller, cheaper, and N-wireless.

I use one on a Raspberry Pi and it works great.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=105&cp_id=10501&cs_id=1050108&p_id=8072&seq=1&format=2

dfunkmaster


quality posts: 4 Private Messages dfunkmaster
hexnut wrote:Not sure if drivers are available, (I'll bet yes) but this might be a nice addition to a Raspberry Pi.
Also,
I wooted an SMC USB draft N adapter a while back for $6.99 to go with my SMC draft N router and usb wireless draft N adapter which I had previously wooted for $19.99. All still work great.



I got the SMC N router as well. Think I picked up three of them for about $25 total and the one I use everyday still works great. I believe I picked up a few of the N adapters as well and used those for clients. If I remember correctly, those N adapters were super cheap as well. And that was two years ago...now THAT was a deal.

I'm surprised this Netgear piece is the main product on tech today. (As is everyone else, apparently)

C'mon Woot!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1NwW3GCn7k

rtoungate


quality posts: 1 Private Messages rtoungate
kingofthekongo wrote:Would this kind of thing work for older Xboxes without wireless?



No, the Original Xbox does't have USB. The front controller ports are USB 1.0, but has a propritary plug made for Xbox controllers only. Even if you had an adapter for them, the controller ports won't recognize network streams. The only thing that will work will be direct connect to a router into the network port using a RJ-45 cable. There are two wireless network adapters if you can find them. Microsoft had one and d-link made one for awhile, but is discontinued now.

http://www.dlink.com/us/en/support/product/dgl-3420-wireless-108ag-gaming-adapter

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-R86-00001-Wireless-G-Xbox-Adapter/dp/B0000C5FMJ

stuey2180


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So, in reading some other reviews I noticed that the adapter has some problems connection to wifi connections. I'm talking with Netgear to try to solve my issue and I'm being told that my warranty has expired b/c the unit with my s/n was actually purchased on July 1, 2011. Not Feb 4, 2013 when I purchases it from WOOT. Can someone explain this to me????

ThunderThighs


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stuey2180 wrote:So, in reading some other reviews I noticed that the adapter has some problems connection to wifi connections. I'm talking with Netgear to try to solve my issue and I'm being told that my warranty has expired b/c the unit with my s/n was actually purchased on July 1, 2011. Not Feb 4, 2013 when I purchases it from WOOT. Can someone explain this to me????



Sorry for the problems with the warranty. Email support@woot.com and explain what's going on. They should be able to figure something out or offer another option.



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