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What Wireless Usb Adapter Should I Get?

Postby Adamik » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:55 pm

So, I need a wireless USB adapter for my desktop PC and I want one for no more than $30, but from searches I see a decent range of prices. Should I go cheap or a bit more expensive? What are the positives of the more expensive ones? I will probably go with about a $20 one, but I would still like to know the facts about it. And I don't care about brand, just price really. Thanks!
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What Wireless Usb Adapter Should I Get?

Postby Eri » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:16 am

Both of these are the exact same thing except one major difference, one of made to fit into a PCI slot inside a computer and is much bigger. A USB one will normally just plug into a free available USB slot and your operating system will install it and it is usable straight away (some less popular branded usb adapters will need drivers installed manually). I would recommend the USB one as it can be easily switched between computers/laptops and they come in different sizes, and some have bluetooth and ability for External antennas.
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Postby adoerte38 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:04 am

IMPORTANT: What kind of router are you looking to connect to? IF it has "N" wireless (if its older, it probably wont. New N routers are around 100 bucks or more) then get an N adapter for 10x the speed of G (which most routers are right now).


G: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3529100&CatId=2688

HALF PRICE :P

MY RECOMMEND!

N: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3970955&CatId=2692

Sabrent is an underrated brand. I use a wireless N card from them to get blazing speeds. For only 30 bucks its a steal.

Also, you don't always get what you pay for. Research and ask questions. tigerdirect has many reviews from actual buyers so you know what to expect. DONT GET SHAMMED!
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What Wireless Usb Adapter Should I Get?

Postby Chisholm » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:29 pm

There's a saying that's been true for a very long time..."You get what you paid for". Enough said. You pay $20 for a USB adapter, you'll get a $20 USB adapter! It won't perform or last like a $30 or more USB adapter! Good luck!
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