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Old 08-30-2007, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default Wireless adapters - USB or PCI?

Simple question, to keep internet as strong as possible, should I get a nice USB 2.0 adapter, or should I get a PCI adapter. I can do either with my computer.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: Wireless adapters - USB or PCI?

I personally prefer PCI because once its installed thats it. Theres no chance of catching it by mistake either. Its all down to personal preference tho.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:50 PM   #3
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124126
get that if you can afford it, picked up a signal from 300ish yards from a hotel at a lan party i went too, the guy who owned it played online while we were there through that connection
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Default Re: Wireless adapters - USB or PCI?

I prefer pci, for instance i have a usb dvt adapter i know its not a wireless one and it needs more power than the usb can provide so its a pain in the backside trying to get it recognised sometimes, also ive got a wireless usb adapter and ive never got the stupid thing to work, tried it on my psp and pc and its awful, pci is just the way to go with stuff like this imo.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: Wireless adapters - USB or PCI?

The thing is that I am not trusting of PCI ones. I have no idea why, I mean the seem to work just fine, but i've only experienced USB ones so..... I'm kinda sketchy of them.

And I think I am going to have to get this at a store, whether it be Radio Shack, Office Depo etc.
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Default Re: Wireless adapters - USB or PCI?

Bit pointless asking the question then mate, it seems like you have already made your mind up about USB lol
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Default Re: Wireless adapters - USB or PCI?

Well PCI is faster than USB. Am I correct?
Is your router wireless N? G? B??!!

Also depends on that. I don't use wireless but if I was going to go that route than I would go PCI.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:18 PM   #8
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Default Re: Wireless adapters - USB or PCI?

I'm just trying to get my mind changed.

Haha, everyone is in favor of PCI so it worked! Ill give that a go.

I wish it was N, but its a standard G.
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If it's standard G and you want the most range lol than get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124178
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Kinda spendy..

Thinking in the 40-60 dollar range.
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Default Re: Wireless adapters - USB or PCI?

What about the one at the top of the page...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ss+pci&x=0&y=0


NETGEAR WG311T 32-bit PCI bus Super-G Wireless PCI Adapter - Retail

looks alright, no expert though lol, in ur price range too, 49.99.
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Pci.
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I got a pci and its ok , the only plus to a usb one is you can put it on the end of a usb extension cord and move it about to get a better signal but i get a full signal on my PCI card anyway ,
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the only bad thing with the usb is if u lose the extension cord u have to insert it dircetly into the computer and if u hit it its so fragile most of the time it breaks
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Yeah true , i hate it when you have them in latops cos its so easy to break them , usualy if you have a USB one in the back of your desktop its fine
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USB has a big advantage, it's in a far better location. PCI Wifi cards will get a worse signal due to them being shielded by the computer.
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but if u get one with an antena with a wire to put it in the open to get a better signal
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Default Re: Wireless adapters - USB or PCI?

i have probably a pretty junky AT&T plug and share, and it seemed to work better than a netgear rangemax usb adapter. I also have a netgear rangemax router.
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