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    need a usb network adaptor - which speed should I get

    This is a discussion on need a usb network adaptor - which speed should I get within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; HI, I am new to sky broadband and my router is a DG934G. I want to run my PC wirelessly ...

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      need a usb network adaptor - which speed should I get

      HI,

      I am new to sky broadband and my router is a DG934G. I want to run my PC wirelessly so need a USB adaptor but I am now faced with another problem.. what speed 54, 108 or max. Can anyone give me advice???


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      Re: need a usb network adaptor - which speed should I get

      The router will only transmit wirelessly at a set speed so I wouldn't worry too much about going too fast with the wierless adaptor. Unless you are going to be sharing massive files wirelessly I wouldn't bother with anything above a 54Mbs speed for now.

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      Re: need a usb network adaptor - which speed should I get

      thank you.

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      Re: need a usb network adaptor - which speed should I get

      The V2 routers are 54 maximum, so it is pointless getting anything faster. If you have a PC you would be better with a PCI card, they are more efficient than USB adapters. Likewise if you have a Laptop, you would be better with a mini-PCI or a PCIMA card. Usb is OK for convenience, but the bottom of the barrel for efficiency.

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      Re: need a usb network adaptor - which speed should I get

      And they tend to break easily if you catch them in passing lol. USB is good for some things and not so good for others. Horses for courses and all that.

     

     

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