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    Wireless for Shuttle

    All,

    Building the mrs a Shuttle PC and was wondering what the Wireless adaptors was like for the Shuttle?

    I dont want a USB dongle becuase they suck, and i only have 1 PCI port and one PCI Express. The spare PCI for will home a TV card when i get around to it, but i've seen these small adaptors for shuttle systems. What are they like and are they stable?

    On the other hand i could get a wirless PCi card and get an external TV card later on?

    What would be best?

    thanks all

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    I think the wireless module for the shuttle attaches to the internal usb headers, and although it has a better aerial than most usb sticks, still has the same cpu load

    I've suggested this to a few people, but it may be worth getting a wireless accesspoint and using the onboard lan - much more robust and gives you the option of placing it where you can get the best signal. You will then have the ability to add a PCI TV tuner

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    I'm not too worried about CPU load but the strength and stability of the signal.

    Will look into your thoughts....

    thanks

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    bump (hate doing this)

    Someone must have a wirless enabled shuttle?

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    I had problems with the signal as my Shuttle is under the TV, cable box and video as a HTPC. I just use a PCI network card, but bought a larger external aerial to replace the little one attached to the card. It attaches via a cable, meaning I can place the aerial high up (behind the TV). The signal strength is always excellent now and hasn't dropped for months.

    Something like this, but I got it slightly cheaper off some website.

    My System: Coolermaster Centurion 5 (black) case, Intel E6750 Core2Duo, Tagan Easy-Con 530W, Asus P5B Deluxe WIFI, OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC, Samsung SpinPoint 200Gb SATA2 / 2 x Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200Gb SATA, 256Mb Sapphire ATI PCI-E X1950PRO, Creative X-Fi Xtreme 7.1, 19" Daewoo W9ZQ Black Widescreen TFT, 4Mb Virgin Cable Broadband (formerly Blueyonder) with Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G and DD-WRT firmware.

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    I have 2 and both are equipped with the shuttle internal solution which connects to the onboard usb headers.

    they work great for me.
    Gaming PC: Athlon 64 3400+ @ 2.4 Ghz Stock; Shuttle SN85G4V3; Club 3D X800XT; 2x1Gb OCZ PC3200 EL Platinum 2-3-2-5; SB Audigy 2 ZS; WD Raptor 150GB; Maxtor DM10 200Gb; Pioneer DVR 110

    Media PC: Athlon Thunderbird 1.2 Ghz; Shuttle SN45GV2; Geforce 2 MX; 2x256Mb OCZ PC3500 CAS2; Seagate Bararcuda 160Gb; NEC DVD

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