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March 11, 2014 4:04:17 PM

My network card died recently on my PC and I'm wondering if I should go with a USB to Ethernet adapter or a network card like these.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
I'm just wondering which would be faster, and if someone knows of a good model. I'm on USB 2.0 too.
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March 11, 2014 4:06:17 PM

i would get an internal wifi card, for pci or pcie x1
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March 11, 2014 4:10:30 PM

Ya usb 2.0 is slower than ethernet and there aren't enough pins in USB 2.0 to support gigabit so you would be limited to 100megabit instead
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March 11, 2014 4:11:50 PM

I'm looking more for ethernet adapter since I've got a cable near the computer. Would you still suggest pci?
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March 11, 2014 4:18:39 PM

well, pcie x1 as long as your mobo has an empty slot for it. what is your mobo and graphics card?
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March 11, 2014 4:19:30 PM

EVGA x58 SLI LE with an nvidia gtx 260. I should have a slot for it
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March 11, 2014 4:25:36 PM

yes, i would go with a pcie x1 cuz you have an open slot for it. you can get a good one for like $20-$30. also, i would consider a graphics card upgrade.
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March 11, 2014 4:39:11 PM

Alright I'll go with that thanks. And yeah I do need a new graphics card lol. Think I'll wait until I get a new one though
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