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What do you like USB or Card?


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duley3

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I need to get a wireless adapter for my laptop. I have a wireless router (belkin F5D7231-4) that I'm using. I just don't know which type of adapter is better.

So what type do you like? USB or Card type?

Edited by duley3, 12 November 2006 - 12:41 PM.

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For a laptop it will have to be either PCMCIA or USB, as there is no PCI available. To all intents and purposes there's no noticeable difference in performance between the two technologies.
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What factors do you want to consider?

Speed
PCMIA is faster than USB

Connectivity
USB Generally has a 2 to 3 foot cord that can easily be moved around to pick up reception better. PCMIA cards have a little stub about an inch long that sticks out... so you have to move the whole laptop around for better reception.

Reliability
PCMIA is more stable than USB. See the cool factor also.

Cost
USB is cheaper

Useability and Installation
PCMIA is easier to install on about any os.... USB is only easy on XP... if its 98, me or 2000 it can sometimes be difficult getting drivers.

Cool Factor :blink: <----- my personal favorite
USB just looks stupid carrying around that long cable or the stinkin stick type can break really easy

Chic Factor :whistling:
Women Just love PCMIA

Hope this helps.

*****CAUTION DISCLAIMER*****
Some of the above statements are biased opinions and may not be entirely accurate. Use them at your own caution You guess which ones. :help:
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Edited by SpaceCowboy706, 12 November 2006 - 03:53 PM.

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duley3

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Chic Factor
Women Just love PCMIA


This is my wife's laptop I'm sure this really matter to her.....lol....

So It looks like I'll go with the PCMIA type. Then I'll buy a bat to beat the chics of her....lol

Thanks for the help.. :whistling:
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I'm a little late, but I use a USB adapter for my older computer and it works fine :whistling:
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No really..... I use USB and PCI..... And the USB gets better reception sittin up high on top of the monitor as to where the PCI is burried down below in a metal desk amongst a mass of cables and wires where the reception is not so good. The PCi one has kept going since I first installed it and workes great (when I use it) and the USB one has been replaced three times due to my youngest son thinking it is one of his toys and trying to run off with it clutched in his grasp. :whistling:
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PCI is burried down below in a metal desk amongst a mass of cables and wires where the reception is not so good


You do know I'm talking about a laptop. Right?
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:whistling: Sounds fun :blink:

(I think he was just bringing some humor to the situation)
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:whistling: :blink:
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