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|Antenna Type||Internal Omni Directional|
|Wireless Standards||IEEE 802.11n
|Wireless Transfer Speed||Up to 300Mbps|
|Wireless Security||64/128 bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES)|
|Size (HxWxD)||6.1 x 20.5 x 10.0mm|
|Compatible OS||Windows 8 (32/64-bit)
Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
Windows XP (32/64-bit)
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Reviewed by Andy MacDowell
I read all the instructions and followed them carefully plus checked all the settings on my Netgear SuperHub. My second pc was downstairs but close to the Virgin superhub - it detected it OK with a good signal but could not connect. Checked and tried all sorts of things - I'm fairly p.c.-wise; after two hours no joy. Some people - most people apparently - are lucky I guess.
Reviewed by John Bailey
Hello... Me,again.. I've tried this on another XP machine and it worked fine, after installing the software twice. I'm going to hard wire the W7 machine, now, so an adaptor won't be required on that. Your helpful tech chap seemed to think it is a software problem. so 4 stars for the kit and 5 stars for your help! Well done.
Reviewed by John Bailey
This is odd. I can only give it one star, because I have the same problem as Lex, in that it installed all the software ok, but it can't find anything to connect to??? W7 being used with the Netgear router, but should also detect a Virgin line, too. Anybody have idea why this is happening? Any help appreciated... The product certainly seems to deserve more stars looking at the majority of reviews. Have I a duff one?
Hi John, if you can contact the technical support/customer services team on 02392-322500 they may be able to help you diagnose your problem... and if it turns out that you have a faulty unit they can organise a replacement for you thanks
Reviewed by Lex Thomas
Bought 4 days ago, an Addon nwu281 code NOV-300N. First plugged it into my PC running Ubuntu 10.04 and the presence of the USB sick was not recognised. Next plugged it into my pc running Windows7 64 bit. The stick was recognised and I installed drivers etc from the disk. All fine except the device or software could not see my or any other wireless network. Kept trying the refreshing process, but to no avail. My Netgear router was 1 metre away. Question arose in my mind about whether it could cope with Windows7 64 bit - saw something online about downloading 64 bit drivers for this device. Next tried it in my pc running Widows XP - 6 metres from the router and it worked, signal strength 98%, line quality 100%.
Reviewed by Hugh
, Barnham West Sussex.
First class product, does exactly what it says on the box. Best I have ever had. Not bad for under nine quid.
Reviewed by Colin
Having just bought the Netgear DGN3500 - I thought I would make the most of the improved signal, and treat my aged laptop to a new adapter. Money well spent! The Netgear sends a strong signal throughout the house, and the adapter his given my laptop a speed shot in the arm. Well Pleased.
Reviewed by Mike
Great bit of kit, very easy to install, everything is supplied in the box, Cd and adapter and install instructions. Very Highly recommended Works very well on Vista, Windows 7.
Reviewed by ROM
Great value for money.
Reviewed by ROMAN
Great value for money.
Reviewed by Phil
Excellent value for money,Piece of cake to install on windows 7 64 bit,No driver issues,100% signal quality,100% signal strength,Not as fast as my hard wired connection,But,I didn't expect it to be,I'm getting my full 60mbps hard wired,I'm getting 39mbps wireless,good enough for me.well worth the money.
Reviewed by Marcus
I bought this to replace my belkin wireless G usb adapter and for a wireless N300 adapter my speeds actually dropped by nearly 60% even though my pc has now moved to less than 10ft away from my Hub. The one i got was an ADDON NWU281. I knew i expected too much for something with a £10 price tag.
Reviewed by Eric Bray
This is the second one of these that I have purchased and again arrived the same way as my first one and installed with ease, no problems, a great product.
Reviewed by Eric
The device was delivered intact and well packed with instructions and CD. Purchased this to attach to my second desktop (Dell Optiplex 760) I found it extremely easy to set up on my existing home network and took me less than 12min from opening the box to seeing web pages flash before my eyes. Great product.
Reviewed by Migl94
, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
Quick and Easy Installation. Software and Drivers don't appear to hinder PC Performance and when I saw the price, I thought this was impossible! A Fantastic, Reliable and Strengthy Connection. Very Highly Recommended against 150Mbps Adapters which I've just chucked away with pleasure! This is very cheap and cheerful :)
Reviewed by vidkid
Amazing for the price. Using a Vista desktop PC Connecting to a slightly modified Belkin Vision ("n" 300mbps)router (heatsinked and Fan cooled only) . Gives me a solid 300mps connection (95%-100% link quality and 92%-95% signal strength), beaming approx 25M though 4 walls. Highly recommended
Reviewed by gramps
When I was checking the 'n' wireless adapters I was sceptical when I saw the price of the Novatech unit bearing in mind the price of some of the 'names' versions. However I shouldn't have worried, plugged into my Win 7 Acer laptop,('g' wireless), it was found immediately and took my 50MB Virgin Broadband connection from 28MB to 49MB. Truly a small amount of money well spent - recommended!
Reviewed by Kev
I took this out of the box, plugged it into the PC and Windows XP SP3 detected it straight away - I navigated to the supplied CD for the driver, which installed successfully. I then successfully used the Windows XP Wireless interface to locate and authenticate (using WPA2) onto the WLAN - without needing to install anything else off the CD. It connects at 144.5Mbps which is a little disappointing as the router is also 300Mbps in the room directly under the PC (actually there''s less than 2 meters between Router and WLAN Adapter). With no other devices connected. However, this is more than adequate with internet usage - sustained 7Mbps which is the full bandwidth available. I haven''t tested the WLAN adapter with other networked PCs in this installation but I don''t anticipate any issues, as the connectivity remains unbroken, no dropouts and signal strength doesn''t ever below ''Excellent''. I would also anticipate that there are no issues whatsoever using this with an older 54Mbps G router. The only reason I haven''t selected GREAT for this product is that it hasn''t connected at 300Mps, but this could be as a result of not using supplied software or issues with the (BT HUB) Router. I wanted the most simple and stable wireless installation as this is my mum''s PC - and I have achieved that with this WLAN Adapter! Bear in mind that 50 of your wireless success is down to your wireless router! But the other 50 is taken care of with this product. :)
Reviewed by Pilchard
Opened the box, Plugged in and conected in minutes. All the latest security functions and at a fraction of the cost in my local PC outlets, what more could I ask for!
Reviewed by Anonymous
Does exactly what it says on the tin...and at a much cheaper price than other options!
Reviewed by manicnell
does exactly what I wanted it to do.
Reviewed by Silladan
Easy to use and set up. Really was just plug in, put in password and it was working.
Reviewed by Excellent purchase
Does just what it says, and appears to establish an fast conection (despite hanging down behind my desktop. It comes with a short USB lead - another plus, and all at a good price. A minor annoyance is that its software appears to take over from Windows as controlling the wireless network, but doesn''t appear to do thsi completely (so Windows XP thinks it is still in charge). This doesn''t seem to have caused any problems (I did have some difficulties getting their software to connect automatically on every boot) but it''s something just to watch out for.
Reviewed by Anonymous
Easy to install and works better than a far dearer product.
Reviewed by Yogibear
Great bit of kit... worked on XP & Windows Seven 32/64 bit
Reviewed by les
works well30 yards from house/speedtouch modem
Reviewed by illustratedman
Installed easily with no driver problems, good signal strength despite being quite far away from the router.
Reviewed by geekster08
I simply put the CD in the drive, and the device install wizard found the drivers on the CD so I don''t need to use any 3rd party software.
Reviewed by ARW
Simplisity it''s self!
Reviewed by larchy
This adaptor works well and was easy to instal
Reviewed by Bryn
Excellent. A proper plugf and play device that provides a 3 or 4 bar signal strength even through a substantial concrete wall.
Reviewed by Tweazle
Bought this to boost the wireless signal of my nine year old''s new Dell notebook. She got to grips with it straight away so must be impossible for an adult to understand! ^_^