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Author Topic: Anyone have any experiences (good or bad) with Wireless USB?  (Read 2751 times)

kyrathaba

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Anyone have any experiences (good or bad) with Wireless USB?
« on: October 05, 2010, 07:26:58 AM »
From Dell Wireless USB Station page:

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Wireless USB is a new type of short-range, high-bandwidth wireless networking technology. It transfers large amounts of data wirelessly over short distances and at a much faster date rate (480 Mbps) than Bluetooth or WiFi.

Anyone tried this?  Comments?

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Re: Anyone have any experiences (good or bad) with Wireless USB?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 07:39:04 AM »
Looks very expensive for what it does and if it only works properly within 1m I can't personally see the point?

Why not just buy a powered USB hub and a 2m cable ?

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Re: Anyone have any experiences (good or bad) with Wireless USB?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 07:53:49 AM »
Yeah, I'm now looking at universal docking stations that work with a single USB 2.0 connection to your laptop.

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Re: Anyone have any experiences (good or bad) with Wireless USB?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 08:36:48 PM »
I was hoping for a dedicated dock for my Inspiron 1545 (so it'd be charging my laptop battery while I'm plugged in), but no such luck.  So it's either a universal USB dock, or nothing.

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Re: Anyone have any experiences (good or bad) with Wireless USB?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 12:07:25 AM »
+1 Carol.

$400 is pricey.

For that price, I'd want USB dongles for the 4 devices instead of running cables to the hub. Like really! Isn't the point of wireless to get RID of cables? That just reroutes them a bit. It doesn't eliminate cables.

(Am I missing something?)
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Re: Anyone have any experiences (good or bad) with Wireless USB?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 12:07:23 PM »
I have a wireless mouse with a super tiny usb-thingie to go into the computer. Does that count as wireless usb?

If so, the experience has been perfect. I got exactly what I expected: plugin the usb-thingie, put batteries in mouse, turn on mouse, and it works.

If not, sorry for needlessly reanimating this thread ;)