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Wireless N: USB vs Firewire vs Cardbus

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May 31, 2012 2:45:30 AM

Hello, I have an older Acer Travelmate 630 that I am trying to get some more mileage from. I need to add an external wireless N adapter, and am not sure if I should go with a USB, Firewire or PCMCIA (Type II Cardbus) wireless adapter. My home router is a Netgear N750.

My laptop offers USB 1.0, 1.0 x Firewire, or a Type II Cardbus PC slot. Isn't the Cardbus the faster interface, or does it not matter because there is another bottleneck in the system I am not aware of?

Thanks for any help!

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a c 81 F Wireless
May 31, 2012 5:02:48 AM

the cardbus would be your best option
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May 31, 2012 9:56:45 PM

Emerald said:
the cardbus would be your best option


Emerald,

thank you for your response. I was just wondering, what is the reasoning behind it?
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a c 81 F Wireless
June 1, 2012 2:54:35 PM

firewire does not exist

USB 1.1 max speed is 12Mb/s
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