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Windows 7: WIFI USB Adapter


06 Jan 2010   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
WIFI USB Adapter

I need an adapter to enable a LAN via Remote Desktop between my two rigs running Windows 7 x64 Pro. I got to thinking about using a USB adapter, in lieu of a PCI controller, primarily for ease and simplicity, but have never dealt with either option before. Are USB adapters equal to PCI adapters, or is one better than the other? Which ever I use will have to talk with my ZyXel X550 router.

EDIT: The LAN will be operating in a permanent range of ~12 feet, going through one wall. I have no idea of how much bandwidth is required for RDP to function properly.


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06 Jan 2010   #2

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Do not go with a dongle, a usb network adapter... I recently bought a Belkin USB adaptor and it has caused me so much stress and after two weeks is still not installed. My intial advice would be to stay wired but if that is not an option a wireless card in a PCI has a better advantage...running something as fiddly as a network through a USB port kind of seems wrong to me. Although I have no experience of network PCI cards I'm sure they beat the hell I had with my Belkin dongle.
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06 Jan 2010   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I tend to think of a dongle as a cable interface, rather than a device that looks something like a flash drive, but am not positive of the definition. Although you haven't solved your problem, I'm wondering if you know what the root cause is...driver, basic USB functions, or ?.
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