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Wireless for desktop

Matabele

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Any of you tech heads got advice on the best (and affordable) card to hook a desktop up to wireless?
 

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Whatever works mate...

personally I have been thinking about getting one of the USB keys that do it for about $30. Just plug it in to any computer and its wireless.

http://search.ebay.com.au/search/search.dll?from=R40&satitle=usb%2C+WiFi
 

Matabele

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So they do the same job do they? I've seen quite a few of them going for nix on Ebay.
 

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yup same thing. Its a hell of a lot easier than opening the computer and popping one into the PCI ports.

I need to get one for my arcade machine but keep putting it off
 

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I just got a wireless usb key yesterday, it works well.
 

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how much did you pay for yours byso?
 

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fark!!!!

ebay is like so much cheaper dude and they all do the same thing
 

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yeah still pointless because a 54 would have connected....you just love spending money dont you?
 

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108 is twice as fast. If I'm transferring 4 gig of files then it will make a difference :)

For the difference of 1/2 the speed why stuff around to save 30 or 40 bucks?

Matabele have a look at the other ADSL modem thread. If you can get the same modem/router cheaper NEW i'd like to see it!
 

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108 is twice as fast. If I'm transferring 4 gig of files then it will make a difference :)

For the difference of 1/2 the speed why stuff around to save 30 or 40 bucks?

Matabele have a look at the other ADSL modem thread. If you can get the same modem/router cheaper NEW i'd like to see it!

lol do you honestly think you will see a speed difference between 54 and 108????/

good luck to you champ but your pouring money down the drain
 

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if you can notice a hundredth of a second, the world must move very slowly for you!
 

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but its moving twice the data. I suppose your still using a 800 mhz celeron by your reckoning.

Dan you know allot about IT for a hairdresser :)
 

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lol nah I have a centrino at home and a p4 at work!

Whether you are moving twice the data or not, you wouldn't notice the difference between a 108 and a 54 unless perhaps you had multiple machines copying data through the same connection or fromt he same router.

It isn't like with network cards with 10/10 and 10/100.

You literally will not notice the difference
 

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I've seen the difference first hand.

Much quicker if i'm moving 2 or 4 gb of files.

Maybe not if its. 100kb files etc or internet usage.
 

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I've seen the difference first hand.

Much quicker if i'm moving 2 or 4 gb of files.

Maybe not if its. 100kb files etc or internet usage.

yeah well if you can justify the need $80 worth of moving 4GB files good luck to you :)

But I dare say you are acting more ona whim the necessity
 

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