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By 31 May 2010 | Categories: gizmos

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Connecting via Wi-Fi wirelessly to a network or router is one of the lovely benefits of modern computing. But getting good signal strength can be a hassle if you work in a big building, and losing signal while surfing the net or when you’re just about to print is a marvelously frustrating experience. Thanks to the Edimax EW-7612HPn long range USB adapter, help in improving signal is not far away.
 
The Edimax plugs into an available USB port on your PC (or two if more power is needed) and, thanks to a built-in 5 dBi high gain antenna, increases the Wi-Fi reception on your PC. The device complies with wireless 802.11b/g/n standards, with the wireless n standard supporting data rates of up to 300 Mbps. If you’re into DIYing your equipment, the antenna can be screwed off and replaced by another high gain antenna working on the RP-SMA interface.
 
There is some installation to do from the included CD, but it’s easy enough and the software will also help in finding and connecting to available networks. The Edimax supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA , WPA2 encryption, 802.1x and WPS wireless security. Although by no means a large device, the 7612HPn dangling from its cable can be a hindrance on the table.
 
It comes with a RRP of R491. Phone Miro Distribution for more info on 012-657-0960.   

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