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USB adapter vs. PCI adapter

  • Connectivity
  • Wireless
  • USB Adapter
  • PCI
  • Linksys
  • Wireless Networking
Last response: in Wireless Networking
January 31, 2010 10:09:01 PM

Hi I am wondering if a Netgear USB adapter which is Wireless-N is better than a Wireless-G PCI card from linksys?

My PCI wireless-G card from linksys can reach 1.4 MB/s on some torrents..Can a USB wireless-N adapter go just as fast?

Please let me know? Thanks!!

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February 1, 2010 8:00:32 AM

PCI performs better for me but may be a little more fuss to set up. Any extra gain from wireless N depends on both router and adapter being N -- and I believe you're still safest buying both from the same manufacturer.
February 1, 2010 5:30:17 PM

I've tested both using and the server for my internet and it seems that sometimes the usb gets a faster speed, but most of the time the pci has...they were both so close though that it is not evident either one is better yet...does anyone have any experience which has indicated pci being better? i want to know if i should keep this usb adapter or not. i just got it yesterday so i still have time to return it if pci really is better..