usb1 vs usb2

  mddev101 16:03 24 Jan 08

i have an old pentium II processor, 300 mhz and have wireless dsl running on win xp with a usb1. would it make much difference in speed to upgrade from the usb 1 to usb 2? the dsl i think sends 1.5 mB/S When i installed the wireless d-link, a thing popped up saying that it would run better on a high speed usb port. Would it even with this old computer?

  keef66 16:12 24 Jan 08

1.5mb/s sounds like the max speed of the original usb1, so putting in a usb2.0 PCI card might be a worthwhile experiment.

  Deanium 21:24 24 Jan 08

Hmm... I see your query. I mean would upgrading the speed of a port be beneficial if your computer can't run the device faster anyway.

Regardless I'd say even a slight increase in speed is worthwhile, even if you don't fully benefit from the speed of USB2. I'd say go for it and get yourself a USB2 Card!

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