Answered: Vexnet Key Alternative?

Our team has multiple broken VEXnet USB adapters and are about to order replacements. We feel as though the $40 price per key is excessive seeing as how a quick search comes up with what may be an even better key for $23.
We were wondering if there is a reason which we must use VEX keys seeing as it seems to be a regular 802.11 b/g wireless card.
Thanks for your help,
Team 404

If there is an issue with your VEXnet Keys that is something besides a physically broken key or connector, please contact our Support line at 903-453-0802 or support@vexrobotics.com and we can work with you.

A non-VEXnet USB Wireless adapter will not be ‘plug and play’ compatible with the VEXnet system