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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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wifi, usb vs card

New computer on its way but it does not include a wifi card.
The old pci one I currently have will not fit, the new one only has pci express slots and mini pci e.
So, do I get a internal card, or do I get a usb wifi adapter? Thoughts.

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IMHO - always internal.

Besides, it doesn't stick out as far, so less chance that you might kick it and snap it off or something.

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IMHO - always internal.

Besides, it doesn't stick out as far, so less chance that you might kick it and snap it off or something.
its a desktop? why not hardwire it?

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its a desktop? why not hardwire it?
Router in living room and computer in another room. In a condo so drilling through walls is kinda frowned upon, not to mention that there would be no pretty way to do it.

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I have a usb and like it. I am not moveing my laptop arond to much and have never had any issues with knocking it out or bumping into something with it.
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No benefit to going with a USB card. I'd go internal.

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No benefit to going with a USB card. I'd go internal.
No benefit from going internal. Other than more work

USB ftw.
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I have a usb and like it. I am not moveing my laptop arond to much and have never had any issues with knocking it out or bumping into something with it.
you have a laptop without wifi? Is it from 1998?

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you have a laptop without wifi? Is it from 1998?
I do have wifi. But when I am at customers site that doesn't allow contractors on there network its a little hard to VPN in.
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New computer on its way but it does not include a wifi card.
The old pci one I currently have will not fit, the new one only has pci express slots and mini pci e.
So, do I get a internal card, or do I get a usb wifi adapter? Thoughts.
internal card, the usb ones have poor signal strength due limited packaging size(no room for proper antenna etc)

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I do have wifi. But when I am at customers site that doesn't allow contractors on there network its a little hard to VPN in.
I get the impression you're talking about a broadband wireless card that uses cellular service, that's not what this thread was about.

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No benefit from going internal. Other than more work

USB ftw.
Looks cleaner, *usually* functions better and frees up a USB port

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I get the impression you're talking about a broadband wireless card that uses cellular service, that's not what this thread was about.
Woops. My bad. I'm outta here.
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Ive tried both and see no speed gain or loss either way. Both performed with the same speeds. With that being said us was 100 times easier to set up. Plug it in, drivers and go. Took all of 30 seconds and I was online.

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Also some internal cards (mainly netgear) dont play well with Win 7 still.

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I'm not sure but I believe if you use the usb kind, you're using some processor power to operate it. The internal kind has its own processor and thus your computer would be faster...
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I'm not sure but I believe if you use the usb kind, you're using some processor power to operate it. The internal kind has its own processor and thus your computer would be faster...
Unless its windows 98/me, and a p3 processor then you wont notice a difference in overall speed. Even then ive never noticed a computer slow down from a wireless device without there being some major computer problems to begin with.


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Ended up getting a Asus internal N card at Fry's for $22 on clearance. Now just got to wait for the computer to show up.

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