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Hey guys . I currently have a USB modem for my PC. I like it but I am just wondering if switching to an internet PCI modem would have benefits over USB modems.

 

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I sure as hell did, but my experience was from maybe 2 years ago so maybe they have been improved since then.

Just my experiences, im sure someone else will be able to chime in
    
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so you are saying that PCI modems are btter than USB modems than right? in your own experience of course.

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Yeah, I had first gotten a USB N Wireless adapter by linksys and had horrible ping rates and D/U raes were pretty low as well. Couldnt even get youtube to stream anything more than 360p.

If your going to use a wireless solution for a desktop then make sure you something that will suffice. I didnt have much choice so I have a D-Link (unfavorable brand) Wireless N PCI adapter however ping and D/U rates are very acceptable now. I have a 3.6MB/s down peak and it can be more if you use a 5.0ghz band.

There are pcie models as well but they tend to be x1, so there usually low profile.
    
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Yeah I decided to go wired.

 

My current wireless USB dongle gave me issues and the other PCI alternatives here looked sucky so i just wired up :)

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Well I just purchased a Linksys AE3000 and its probably the best wireless USB modem ever.

 

I have no issues. Never get disconnecting in BF3 like how my Everest USB modem was disconneting.

 

With this thing, I see no reason to go wired so far.

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