Is it better to get a PCI Wifi Card, or USB?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by persiankid400, May 21, 2013.

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    persiankid400

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    Title says it all. Which would be faster and more reliable?
     
    persiankid400, May 21, 2013
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    PCI is going to be faster than USB ten times out of ten. The USB adapters have a cap of 12 Mbps even though they'll advertise up to 54, thats all they can handle. PCI cards on the other hand are capable of handling as much as 100Mbps. USB's allow more flexibility in receiving better signal however. Also, PCI cards will last significantly longer than the boards on a USB would. USB devices will hold down your day to day surfing the web and file sharing. If you are about streaming large files and downloading multiple files at a time I would go PCI
     
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