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Wireless N network adapter cards for Windows 7

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Hey guys:

I am looking for a wireless N adapter card for my computer.  I have tried several Linksys models and have had no luck.  What are some known models that will work with Windows 7???  It doesn;t have to be a Linksys product.  

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Laptop or desktop?
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Also, Win7 32 bit or 64 bit?
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It's a desktop and it's 64 bit.

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Here's a good one.  Linksys WMP600N

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124342  <---on sale right now

And it is Win7 certified.
http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/WMP600N

Windows 7 Driver (32 and 64 are in the same download, I checked)
http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/support/WMP600N/download
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Thanks m8.  I bought it today.
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thanks for the points, but why only a "B" grade?
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I spoke with the Linksys technicians and they that there are currently no working wireless N access cards for Windows 7, 64 bit OS.  The only card that is working is a wireless G(It's the WUSB54GC ver. 3)  There are 4 versions of this particular model and only ver. 3 is compatible with Windows 7 64 bit.  I don't know if they are correct or not, but I did order the card.  

I have the WMP600N here.  That was the 1st card I bought and tried to install.  I tried the drivers on the cd and then the drivers on their website and none of them worked.  I will post back here when I attempt the install on the WMP54GC and let you know how I make out.

The techie said that they are waiting on Microsoft to feed them the info they need in order for them to create the proper driver.  I thought he was feeding me BS, so I did some research on a wireless N by D-Link.  When I got that techie on the phone I asked him about their wireless N adapter and he told me virtually the same thing.

Who's knows???  So as straight forward as your answer was it wasn't.  I hope thats a good enough explanation for a "B".  I didn't mean to be insulting at all.
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Thanks for clearing that up. It's amazing that 7 is based on Vista, and most Vista drivers work on 7, but for some reason wireless drivers (more specifically N cards) are so much trouble.
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No problem on clearing it up.  Like I said, I'll post back next week when I try to install that usb stick they said should be compatible.  And by the way,... thanks for answering my thread.  I don't know if you noticed, but you were the only one that did.  

Merry Christmas and all that good stuff!!!
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