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Whats better wireless PCI card or adapter?

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February 13, 2013 11:51:43 PM

No experience with wireless.
I have a wireless connection available and want to drop my cable.
Trying to save some bucks.

Does a wireless pci card on the mother board perform better than a wireless usb adapter?

Should I expect a degraded connection changing from cable to wireless?

Any suggestions on what products you suggest.

Thanks all, as always !
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February 14, 2013 9:11:14 PM

"Does a wireless pci card on the mother board perform better than a wireless usb adapter?"

No, not in my experience.

"Should I expect a degraded connection changing from cable to wireless?"

Yes, definitely, and more prone to connection being lost intermittently.
If your router and PC are close enough for a wired connection, it's absolutely pointless going wireless just for the sake of it.

"Trying to save some bucks".

You will, by not buying a wireless adapter unnecessarily.

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