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Are mini USB WiFi network adapters any good?

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Has anyone had any experience with something like this?:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-150Mbps150M-Mini-USB-WiFi-Wireless-Adapter-Network-LAN-Card-802-11n-g-b-MY-/121173282205?pt=US_USB_Wi_Fi_Adapters_Dongles&hash=item1c367d8d9d

I was thinking of buying one of these instead of having to run a lan cable, which would go through a door so I would have to continuously keep plugging and un plugging it all the time...

So, are they junk? Or half decent? Or should I just go and buy another cat5 cable? I have a cisco EA2700 (wifi) router if that helps

Thanks.
Edited by Chillz - 9/11/13 at 12:16am
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I seem to have more performance/quality with PCI and PCI-Ex1 Wi-Fi cards then USB ones.

Have tryed a few USB Wi-Fi adapters but most have either a poor signal, poor drivers and/or signal drops.

I would also choose an 300mbps Wi-Fi adapter (or 450mbps) because your router is 300mbps to.

I have sold this one a few times and never got complains from it, its price is reasonable to:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tp-Link-TL-WN951N-IEEE-802-11n-draft-PCI-Wi-Fi-Adapter-300-Mbps-Internal-/331020338241?pt=US_Internal_Network_Cards&hash=item4d12598441
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Ah well, thanks for the help! I'll have a look at what PCI wifi cards will be decent. Or just buy another cat5 haha.

Thanks!
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You will have a much better user experience with the pci/pcie solutions

USB has terrible latency for networking, not sure if this improved much with usb3.0
    
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