Welcome!

By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.

SignUp Now!

Wireless for desktop

Matabele

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
23,083
Reaction score
529
Any of you tech heads got advice on the best (and affordable) card to hook a desktop up to wireless?
 

Dan

Kim Jong Dan
Staff member
Administrator
2018 Tipping Competitor
2019 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
35,685
Reaction score
11,487
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

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
23,083
Reaction score
529
So they do the same job do they? I've seen quite a few of them going for nix on Ebay.
 

Dan

Kim Jong Dan
Staff member
Administrator
2018 Tipping Competitor
2019 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
35,685
Reaction score
11,487
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
 

byso

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
9,622
Reaction score
128
I just got a wireless usb key yesterday, it works well.
 

Dan

Kim Jong Dan
Staff member
Administrator
2018 Tipping Competitor
2019 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
35,685
Reaction score
11,487
how much did you pay for yours byso?
 

Dan

Kim Jong Dan
Staff member
Administrator
2018 Tipping Competitor
2019 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
35,685
Reaction score
11,487
fark!!!!

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

Dan

Kim Jong Dan
Staff member
Administrator
2018 Tipping Competitor
2019 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
35,685
Reaction score
11,487
yeah still pointless because a 54 would have connected....you just love spending money dont you?
 

byso

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
9,622
Reaction score
128
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!
 

Dan

Kim Jong Dan
Staff member
Administrator
2018 Tipping Competitor
2019 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
35,685
Reaction score
11,487
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
 

Dan

Kim Jong Dan
Staff member
Administrator
2018 Tipping Competitor
2019 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
35,685
Reaction score
11,487
if you can notice a hundredth of a second, the world must move very slowly for you!
 

byso

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
9,622
Reaction score
128
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 :)
 

Dan

Kim Jong Dan
Staff member
Administrator
2018 Tipping Competitor
2019 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
35,685
Reaction score
11,487
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
 

byso

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
9,622
Reaction score
128
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.
 

Dan

Kim Jong Dan
Staff member
Administrator
2018 Tipping Competitor
2019 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
35,685
Reaction score
11,487
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
 

byso

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
9,622
Reaction score
128
I don't stuff around champ for the sake of $30-
 

Latest posts

2020 Ladder

Team P W D L PD Pts
1 Panthers 20 18 1 1 299 37
2 Storm 20 16 0 4 258 32
3 Eels 20 15 0 5 104 30
4 Roosters 20 14 0 6 230 28
5 Raiders 20 14 0 6 128 28
6 Rabbitohs 20 12 0 8 169 24
7 Knights 20 11 1 8 47 23
8 Sharks 20 10 0 10 0 20
9 Titans 20 9 0 11 -117 18
10 Warriors 20 8 0 12 -115 16
11 Tigers 20 7 0 13 -65 14
12 Dragons 20 7 0 13 -74 14
13 Sea Eagles 20 7 0 13 -134 14
14 Cowboys 20 5 0 15 -152 10
15 Bulldogs 20 3 0 17 -222 6
16 Broncos 20 3 0 17 -356 6
Top Bottom