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I did today order this wireless USB adapter but will this adapter work same as a PCI wireless adapter? Since I never used USB but I don't know if this works well as PCI card wireless adapters.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005CLMJLU/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
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I have two USB wireless for my daughters computers, upstairs, and they work great, no worries!
 
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So they are not any slower or harder to get the signal compaired to PCI wireless adapters? Basicly they perform 100% same as PCI cards? Just making sure.
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They rely on single printed antenna. Reception will be worse in almost every case.

What's your does your wireless access point support today?

I would like for at least a 2x2:2 adapter (2 antennas) that supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz for some future proofing.
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No wonder it's slower than my notebook is. I noticed it takes alot longer to load pages on my desktop than my notebook since my desktop is using that USB adapter. I guess I am going to return it to Amazon and buy a PCI adapter that is N type of cource since I have a N router. I know that the N ones can work on others like G etc.
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No wonder it's slower than my notebook is. I noticed it takes alot longer to load pages on my desktop than my notebook since my desktop is using that USB adapter. I guess I am going to return it to Amazon and buy a PCI adapter that is N type of cource since I have a N router. I know that the N ones can work on others like G etc.
There are different "N" types:
2.4GHz 1-stream
2.4GHz 2-stream
5GHz 1-stream
5GHz 2-stream
5GHz 3-stream
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So you are saying that USB ones are as good as PCI? I thought that since it didn't have an antenna it would not be as good as PCI.


Well I did order a PCI N type card and has the antenna already so I will return the USB one eatherway since I know that I will have better connection since I use to own a PCI type card. But before was a G type.


But I could of cource send the PCI back since maybe it's just because the cable is slow since alot of people are using it. But I don't know why my notebook loads websites faster but I noticed the download speeds are the same.
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So you are saying that USB ones are as good as PCI? I thought that since it didn't have an antenna it would not be as good as PCI.
Well I did order a PCI N type card and has the antenna already so I will return the USB one eatherway since I know that I will have better connection since I use to own a PCI type card. But before was a G type.
But I could of cource send the PCI back since maybe it's just because the cable is slow since alot of people are using it. But I don't know why my notebook loads websites faster but I noticed the download speeds are the same.

No.... USB micro-adapters like that are 1x1:1. There are USB adapters with antennas though.

The 802.11n standard supports 2 frequencies and up to 4-streams. If you want the best reception and best throughput, you have to check what the wireless adapter and the access point supports.
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