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Wifi Adapter

By ptim
Apr 25, 2008
  1. Which is better, a usb wifi adapter or pci wifi card, for a desktop.
     
  2. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 359

    either is fine. I think you will find a pci has slightly more power,eg slightly more range, but also have removable antenna. Most notebooks have wifi built in anyway, so portability of the wifi unit isnt an issue. I'd be going with a pci wifi card myself, mainly because of the antenna options.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,474   +329

    XP seems to have issues (on some Motherboards) with USB devices, so it
    I had a choice, I would go with a PCI ethernet adapter.
     
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