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Old 04-10-2006, 06:39 AM   #1
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Which is better? Wireless LAN PCI or USB adapter?

Hello all,

I just bought a wireless PCI adapter (edimax brand) for my desktop. But i feel like wanna use the USB adapter. But the guy at the shop suggest me to use PCI adapter because the performance is more better than the USB.

But i want to use the USB coz i can plug on & off easily & bring anywhere.

i'm using the 802.11g/b 54Mbps.

But then i was thinking of buying the Super-G 108Mbps Wireless LAN USB Adapter.

Does the mbps affected the speed when downloading from the internet? Coz seems like my speed is slower than before.

Really appreciate with the help....
Old 04-10-2006, 07:03 AM   #2
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Just because you're using a Super-G 108Mbps adapter doesn't mean you're downloading at 108Mbps from the Internet. 108Mbps refers to LAN traffic, not Internet. Basically it means that if you have two machine, both with those adapters, they can communicate with each other at upto 108Mbps. In most cases your wireless LAN traffic will only be as fast as your slowest wireless machine, i.e. if you have two wireless machines, one with a 11Mbps card, the other with a 54Mbps card, all wireless traffic will be transferred at 11Mbps.

You're Internet download speed is dependant on the connection speed provided by you ISP.
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Youll also have more luck with a PCI adapter in Linux than you will with USB
Old 04-11-2006, 07:47 PM   #4
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well.. in that case, i stick to PCI then. But my pci is so ugly tho, haha..

thank you for the explainations. i really need that. i'm new at this wireless network thingy. thanks alot guys.... really appreciate the help.


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