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#89476 2-Sep-2011 22:32
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I've just reinstalled Windows 7, but now the cheap DSE wireless adaptor I've been using mostly without incident seems to be causing BSODs.

From my preliminary googling, it looks like its something to do with drivers and the Ra link chipset it uses. I tried reinstalling the original drivers, but it didn't seem to fix it. What do people suggest? Worth trying to get it up and running or just replace it? I've been looking at something like the TP Link WN951.

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Ultimate Geek

  #519594 11-Sep-2011 15:59
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I've just recently learnt of THIS PLACE which sells PCI mini card (laptop) to PCI-E adaptor cards. This means you can use one of the excellent Intel Centrino Wi-Fi cards in your desktop PC. And since it's just a passive adaptor, you're still using the Intel drivers too. Much better than any other PCI-E wifi card solution.

They also sell them as a complete unit including the Centrino card:

Advanced-N 6200

Ultimate-N 6300

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  #519597 11-Sep-2011 16:13
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Got the TP link myself.

Great adapter and have had 0 issues with it.


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Ultimate Geek

  #519598 11-Sep-2011 16:16
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ImHighAs: Got the TP link myself.

Great adapter and have had 0 issues with it.



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Uber Geek

  #519629 11-Sep-2011 18:01
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Yeah, should have said - I got the TP-Link WN851ND from CL on Tuesday, and the computer's been running smooth ever since. I decided in the end that whether or not the USB adaptor was causing the reboots, I could do with a proper PCI wifi adaptor. With no BSODs for 5 days now, it's looking highly likely that the old DSE adaptor was the problem...

Thanks everyone...

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