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I've been using a TP-Link USB wireless adapter for the past few years and really haven't had any problem out of it.
But now I'm looking to upgrade to a to a PCI slot based wireless adapter.
Is there a big advantage going USB vs PCI? or 5ghz?
My wireless router does support it, our cell phones on our 5ghz and our computers/laptops/consoles on 2.4ghz.
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No I don't think you'll see an advantage between PCIe and usb wifi.
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Any other suggestions or advise?
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post #4 of 5
There's a guy in Johnson City giving away an internal wifi adapter on craigslist. The company is moving locations so they are clearing out network gear and misc parts.
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This is the best mini pcie wireless card that i know of

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Broadcom-BCM94360HMB-Azurewave-AW-CB160H-1300Mbps-802-11ac-WIFI-Card-BT-4-0-/251969999335
https://www.broadcom.com/products/wireless-connectivity/wireless-lan/bcm4360

combine it with this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-PCI-e-to-PCI-e-1x-16x-Desktop-PC-3-Antennas-adapter-For-wireless-wifi-card-/271921141222?hash=item3f4fc355e6:g:MRIAAOSwMmBVl-lJ
and you have a great internal wifi solution

of course you need to have a 1900 router atleast to be able to take full advantage

make sure the pcie adapter you buy has a bluetooth connector for bluetooth to work because for some reason it doesnt work without it. the one i have linked has it.
the one i have is that same exact adapter above but it is a 2 antenna version the middle antenna has nothing soldered
Edited by Pointy - 9/28/16 at 10:56am
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