In article <email@example.com>,
Shadow <Sh@dow.br> wrote:
> On Thu, 31 May 2012 18:04:30 +0000 (UTC), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >email@example.com wrote:
> >> My router sits on the opposite end of the house to the desktop I would
> >> like to connect it to. My desktop is upstairs about 10m away through
> >> the floor. I want to buy a wireless adapter for it that gives me a
> >I have had good luck with the Belkin Wireless G USB adapter sold at
> >Walmart for $12.
> >maybe this one would be good:
> >If your laptop has good signal, any USB adapter would probably be fine.
> And if it isn't, just get a USB extension cable and put it
> between the USB adapter and the desktop. The adapter then works as a
> moveable antenna.
The WiFi-USB adapter I tried (on a Mac) gobbled about 15% of the 1.25
GHz processor all the time. Plus, from time to time it would forget what
it was supposed to do and would have to be re-taught. Maybe that was
because the folks who wrote the driver were incompetent at Mac
programing; I don't know.
I fixed things by installing DD-WRT on a WRT-54 and using it as a
bridge. Stable as a brick.