Re: USB Wireless Adapter Question
What's "relatively old"?
All devices have a Mean Time To Fail. For wireless usb devices, from my research, that's about 10 years of use every single day. Now that's pretty long so I would expect a lesser brand to fail a little sooner, but a new wireless USB device should not do that. How old is the roommates? From your post they can't be that old but I wouldn't rule out a faulty product. Are they past warranty replacement?
Humans are the only creatures that won't live up to the their potential. Give everything your all. When you die, die on E.
So I ask you, what do you intend to do now?