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I'm stuck between these two for my new build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833704059
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833704045
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Never heard of TP-Link. I usually stick with Linksys/Cisco products.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124342
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124278

But that's just me.
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The TP-Link brand has good reviews and is relatively cheaper so I'll just stick with those for now. But, out of PCIe and USB adapters, which one is better?
post #4 of 8
I would think pci

Also if going with pci you might as well get a N-band card so no upgrade will be necessary in the future.
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I have the usb one mbudden suggested, It doesn't drop the bandwidth too much versus a wired connection so I think it's fairly good
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I have used PCI and USB. To be honest, I don't see a difference. Though USB could be a bottleneck, but I doubt you will max out USB's throughput. Personal preference I assume. If you have room for a PCI card, do so. But with USB, with an extension that is usually included. You can put it basically anywhere.
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The TP-Link brand has good reviews and is relatively cheaper so I'll just stick with those for now. But, out of PCIe and USB adapters, which one is better?


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Dont get either, get the Alfa AWUS036NH

It is hands down the most powerful consumer wifi antenna on the market if youre primarily connecting to wifi N/G/B.

I'm not endorsing any illegal activities, but alot of those who are into war-driving and cracking wep/wpa wifi networks use these Alfa cards because of the Realtek chips inside/compability w/ backtrack/aircrack etc.

but to answer your question, go with usb. it's more versatile/portable, and it wont take up a pci slot. You could also buy a usb extension cable and place the wifi card where it is more ideal, rather than be blocked behind your pc tower or up against the wall where the wifi signal is likely weaker.
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