usb or card?

  Sportsnut424 17:37 12 Aug 2006
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Which is faster a usb adapter or a internal card?

  FelixTCat 18:24 12 Aug 2006

Sportsnut424,

Do you mean wireless?

If so, probably not much in it. On a desktop tower, USB may be better because it won't be hidden behind the tower; on a laptop a card may be better because the antenna is probably bigger and it fits more securely.

Regards,

Felix

  ade.h 19:25 12 Aug 2006

At up to 480Mbits per second, the USB2.0 interface is much faster (for both burst and sustained rates) than any current or near-future wireless network standard. The PCMCIA standard is a lot slower, even in its latest form, with up to 133Mbps throughput. But it is the more common standard in Pre-n and Draft-n systems, which would suggest that its real-world throughput must be sufficient.

  dms05 10:26 13 Aug 2006

If it's for s Desktop then an internal card has the advantage of an option for a movable external antenna and this may help maximising reception.

  Strawballs 15:15 13 Aug 2006

Some USB adapters have ariel in the end of a wire

  ade.h 15:41 13 Aug 2006

Like the two Linksys models; one takes the form of a desktop aerial and the other is a small box with a plastic aerial that looks a bit like a router. Neither of them are the cheapest USB adapters, due to their unconventional shape, but they are very good.

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