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USB Adapter or Wireless Card ?


mr-greenkey
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I don't know what to get. What one should I get and what type ? I have absolutely no idea what to get and I really need help with this one.

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Snec

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An adapter doesn't need fitting so I'd go that way - it's easier and they work fine. Anything from TP-Link or Belkin will be good but make sure you get a 802.11n and 300mbps one with built in antenna. You can get them more or less anywhere.

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Ibanez2010

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Wireless adapter if you use a laptop. Wireless card if using a desktop. I'd avoid Belkin (had too many problems in the past) and go for TP-Link instead.

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Ian in Northampton

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I have two desktops running wireless via a USB dongle, and performance is just fine: both speed-test at just under 6Mbps. I guess fitting a card internally is a more 'elegant' solution (and may save you a valuable USB port) but from a performance point of view, I don't think there's anything to choose.

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mr-greenkey

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Is this one suitable ? Ignore the pricing and what not, I mean just the card.

Thanks for the replies :)

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Ibanez2010

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Which one?

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Woolwell

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Be aware that a card on a desktop usually means that the aerial is behind the tower and may be obscured by it.

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Woolwell

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If the router is not far from the desktop then connect by cable.

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mr-greenkey

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Oh woops I meant to post this link :D

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Ibanez2010

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That would be fine, though you can get them cheaper on Amazon. You could get one with a relocation antenna so you can place it on your desk. http://www.ebuyer.com/220221-edimax-wireless-n150-pci-adapter-ew-7711in?utmsource=google&utmmedium=products

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mr-greenkey

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@Woolwell

I would but the router is in the other room and I would have to drill a hole through the wall to get a LAN cable through so I don't think I csn do that.

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