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    PCI or USB?

    In another thread I explained some of the problems I have been having with my home Broadband. I am thinking of going wireless as the coverage here is really good.

    If I do, which is the best wireless option, a PCI card or a USB dongle?
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    Re: PCI or USB?

    If you have a spare slot I would suggest PCI as it is neater. I believe the actual wireless bandwidth is slower than the PCI bus or the USB 2.0 bus so in shouldn't really matter speed wise.

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    Re: PCI or USB?

    Thanks for that...so which would be the best option if it was line broadband to a wireless router transmitting to a carded or USB desktop?
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    Re: PCI or USB?

    I would have thought PCI card would be better as they would have better antennas than USB variants.

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