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    PCI Card or USB Adapter for Desktop PC?

    This is a discussion on PCI Card or USB Adapter for Desktop PC? within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi Our Sky Broadband Mid is due to be activated later this week, the Sagem f@ast 2504 router having arrived ...

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      PCI Card or USB Adapter for Desktop PC?

      Hi

      Our Sky Broadband Mid is due to be activated later this week, the Sagem f@ast 2504 router having arrived a few days ago.

      I want to connect our Desktop PC wirelessly but don't know whether it's best to get a PCI card or just plug in a USB adapter. The PC is a Compaq Presario running Vista Home Premium.

      Any advice would be very gratefully received.

      Also, do I need to worry about compatibility issues with the router? Which card/adapter should I go for?

      Thanks in advance
      Andy


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      Re: PCI Card or USB Adapter for Desktop PC?

      PCI card. USB adapaters take alot of CPU juice and have known to be crap well on other forums anway may i suggest this...

      heres one

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      Re: PCI Card or USB Adapter for Desktop PC?

      Agree but chose one where the wifi antenna can be on a lead so you can position it for best wifi reception. One advantage of a USB dongle is it can be used on a USB extension lead to maximise reception.

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      Re: PCI Card or USB Adapter for Desktop PC?

      Quote Originally Posted by dms05 View Post
      Agree but chose one where the wifi antenna can be on a lead so you can position it for best wifi reception. One advantage of a USB dongle is it can be used on a USB extension lead to maximise reception.
      Gave he a link to one right here Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

     

     

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