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    Best and Cheapest way to get old PC Wireless

    Hi again people

    Heres a simple one for you, I just wanted your take on what is the best/cheapest way to get an old s939 pc wireless it has PCI slot

    usb?
    Network Adaptor PCI?
    other?


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    Re: Best and Cheapest way to get old PC Wireless

    USB or PCI card would be fine

    If you went for a USB one, you can reposition the USB dongle with a USB extension cable to get a better signal which is ideal if the PC is hidden under a desk or a similar setup like that.

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    Re: Best and Cheapest way to get old PC Wireless

    Easiest way is USB dongle. I don't like them though, and have had much better experiences with PCI cards like this one:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Edima...eless-PCI-Card (currently used in all the computers in our house)

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    Re: Best and Cheapest way to get old PC Wireless

    thanks for the responses its greatly appreciated, with so much network cards/usb adaptors out there i was finding it hard to sift thought the rubbish and find a good/cheap wireless adaptor, keep the suggestions coming

    in the end i suppose which ever will give me the fastest speed will be the one i will choose

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    Re: Best and Cheapest way to get old PC Wireless

    I've bought 4 of these USB ones now: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Edima...ain-Win7-Ready

    Highly recommend them, worked much better than the original PCI ones I was trying to use, much to my surprise. Easier to fit, easier to install, good antenna and supports wireless N.

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    Re: Best and Cheapest way to get old PC Wireless

    so that USB one should in theory be faster than the PCI one spec'd above

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    Re: Best and Cheapest way to get old PC Wireless

    If you have Wireless N, then yes. If not, it would be the same speed.

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    Re: Best and Cheapest way to get old PC Wireless

    +1 for the adapter Jim recommended. It's not awesome for gaming so I moved to ethernet, but that's wifis fault, not the adapter.
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    Re: Best and Cheapest way to get old PC Wireless

    its on O2 wireless router II

    # it is a Thomson SpeedTouch TG585v7
    # it uses the Broadcom 6338 ADSL chipset

    Im not sure but i dont think wireless n is supported

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    Re: Best and Cheapest way to get old PC Wireless

    Yep, looks like it's G only. So the speed will be the same on either device.

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    Re: Best and Cheapest way to get old PC Wireless

    Those ones snooty has linked to look really funky! I was dropping in to say that USB adapters can be very variable so it helps if you can get a personal recommendation (I've got a couple of D-Links which have been rock solid over several changes of PC and OS) - but since you've got a good recommendation already I guess I'm kind of superfluous here...

    My only concern with USB adapters is the risk of damage as the entire device is outside your computer and attached only by a fairly fragile USB connector - but that said I've got both my desktops connected using USB adapters at the minute.

    One thing I will say is getting some kind of USB extender / dock / hub to have the adapter on your desk is almost essential - you'll get better reception and you also minimise the risk of damage. My D-Link came with a little USB extender that has a weighted base so you plug the adapter in vertically and it sits on your desk - they're a great idea. Don't know if you can buy them seperately though...

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