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I have a crummy RT2500-based 11g card which does work in Windows 7 with the Vista driver ( but it dies about every two hours or so. Googling around has led me to conclude that Ralink drivers are basically borked, and that I need something else for a stable connection.

Can anyone recommend a suitable wireless adapter? It needs to be:

  1. 802.11g - draft-N nice but not at all essential.
  2. PCI - I already have far more USB devices than can possibly be good for me.
  3. Very reliable.

Money isn't an object within reason.

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For a budget, this one has great reviews: link

If you want more of a name brand, Linksys is my choice: link

If you have a PCI-Express x1 port, I'd highly recommend using it, so you save your PCI slots for other things: link

The first one and the third one have great reviews.

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Thanks very much. I'll look into these and report back. – Dan Aug 28 '09 at 13:20

I recently bought a PCI wireless adapter for my Windows 7 x64 machine and it worked right out of the box (drivers were built into Windows):

TRENDnet TEW-423PI PCI Wireless Adapter.

It's inexpensive ($20) and guaranteed to work in Windows 7.

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My WMP300N works perfectly with Windows 7. I use it to connect to the internet rather than run a new cable connection. It was all in place with Windows XP, then Vista, and recently upgraded to Windows 7.

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whoever is suggesting the WMP300N for Windows 7 64-bit is mistaken. There is NO support for the 64 bit version of Windows 7 for this card and the manufacturer will point you to the WMP600N. I screwed myself by trying to update Windows with this card installed. Just search for WMP300N Windows 7 and see the nightmare others have had. – user29039 Feb 22 '10 at 15:29

i'm using a couple of Linksys WLAN-WMP300N, they're not the cheapest though ($70+) but quality stuff.

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thats awesome but U.G.L.Y. lol – djangofan Sep 11 '09 at 16:04

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