06-03-2012, 05:53 PM
| | Re: Looking for a wireless network adapter for my desktop
isw <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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
My mac-inclined-friend had a similar experience. USB devices that worked
were unstable, and none of them were fast. He didn't mention CPU
performance. He went with a Powerline adapter, I think Netgear. I had
read that the performance of those was poor compared to WiFi, but "mac"
adds another variable.
I have another system where I had been using the Belkin USB, but I wanted
"n" speeds. I bought DLink DWA-525 PCI card that works fine.
The USB does offer the advantage that it can be located on a cable for
relocation for better reception.
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