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Peripherals Wireless internet PCI or USB

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Totoro, 6 Jul 2011.

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USB or PCI

  1. USB

    4 vote(s)
    26.7%
  2. PCI

    11 vote(s)
    73.3%
  1. Totoro

    Totoro What's a Dremel?

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    I need to add a way to make my PC wireless but don't know if a PCI or USB option would be better, any sugestions?
    Thank you.
     
  2. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Not much difference really, I'd personally go for pci as it's internal and won't be stealing one of my USB ports.
     
  3. Randomeclipse

    Randomeclipse Minimodder

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    PCI all the way for me too and they're just as cheap as the USB ones too.
     
  4. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    PCI, I've had no end of issues with USB receivers.
     
  5. Totoro

    Totoro What's a Dremel?

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    Ok, so general consensus says PCI, any sugestions for about £10 to £20 ?
     
  6. Deders

    Deders Modder

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    I think PCI has lower latency than USB.
     
  7. Wicked_Sludge

    Wicked_Sludge My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

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    i use THIS ONE in my HTPC. handles streaming from the network and web like a champ. the external antenna is nice due to my router being located on the exact opposite end of the house in a closet. i get a very good connection with it sitting on top of the HTPCs case.
     
  8. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I'd do a wired connection first and foremost but if I had to choose it would be PCI
     
  9. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I setup someone's wifi using this: Novatech 54Mbps, It's not the most exotic of devices, but it works better than the stupid USB device we tried first. Only thing i don't like is the included software, other than that, it was fine.

    Sam
     
  10. Chebob

    Chebob What's a Dremel?

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    Im using a £5 USB adapter from amazon and have no complaints whatsoever :)
     
  11. Totoro

    Totoro What's a Dremel?

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    Thank you all for the replys, I will make sure I all works by wire first than install a PCI.
    Question solved
     
  12. MSHunter

    MSHunter Minimodder

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    Here is a good Ebay seller for all things WLAN: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/wlan-sud
    He has great prices for large antennas and high power Wlan units. (remember to follow the law as some higher settings are not legal in some countries)
     
  13. Edwards

    Edwards Minimodder

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    I'm a big fan of the Edimax PCI cards. for 10-20 pounds, this looks good. I have the EW-7728IN, and have been very impressed. Only thing i'd recommend is to find the latest drivers yourself online from the chipset provider, rather than from the Edimax website.
     
  14. Instagib

    Instagib Minimodder

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    My system is in a corner of a room and as a result all the PCI cards i tried run into low signal/high drop out rate problems. What i ended up doing was getting a cheap USB adapter and a 5m USB extension cable and put the adapter as high and as away from the walls as possible. It's been brilliant since. Downside is the 5m extension cable snaking up the wall looks naff.
     
  15. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    buy a PCI or PCI-e card with a detachable aerial or one that has a aerial + lead on it ?

    The abit airpace is one of the best PCI-e ones providing you need G
     

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