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PCI vs USB wireless?
10-19-2011, 06:38 PM,
PCI vs USB wireless?
I'm about to buy my setup and one thing that's always bugged me is that sometimes I have to unplug and replug in my linksys usb adapter in because at least twice a week the internet slows to a halt on my desktop.

Am I better off getting a PCI wireless card? If yes, which one?

I've got a Linksys E1000 router.
10-19-2011, 08:06 PM,
RE: PCI vs USB wireless?
That is strange...what's your internet provider?
Also, are you talking about turning the router on and off again because of the slow networking speed?
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10-19-2011, 08:13 PM,
RE: PCI vs USB wireless?
Nope, my usb adapter. I've got a E1000 Router and an AE1000 Wireless Adapter. When my internet gets stupid slow, I unplug and replug in my adapter from my computer, and then the speeds go back up. The wireless adapter is also pretty hot, not sure why.
10-20-2011, 01:04 PM,
RE: PCI vs USB wireless?
When I first built my computer, I had a PCI based wireless adapter. One day the drivers randomly stopped working, and the company's website no longer had updated drivers on their website. So now I use a USB TP-Link adapter. It uses Windows drivers so it is never incompatible with my system and it works really well.
So from my experience, I would say a USB stick that uses Windows drivers is the best option, although I have no idea why your current setup is causing so many problems.
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10-20-2011, 01:56 PM,
RE: PCI vs USB wireless?
I Worked as an installation tech for Comcast for a number of years one of the common problems they do not mention is a small feed back between router and modem ....on that note it is good to periodically power cycle your modem (unplug for 10sec - 1 min) plug back in
I do this weekly
when computer is powered down i unplug router power then unplug the Ethernet cable that is connected to the modem then unplug the modem power wait said amount of time plug modem back in wait for block sync then plug power back into router connect router to modem
I never seem to have speed issues hope this helps a bit oh yes i do this about every other week sometimes weekly sometimes once a month rarely do I ever go over a month

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