I am using an instrumentation data logging system that consists of a user terminal connected to a remote terminal that directly reads the instrumentation. These systems communicate through an RJ45 crossover cable and must not be interupted throughout the job. I also want to connect the user terminal to the net for remote access.
I chose a Asus USB-N10 WiFi adapter because of it's low profile. Everything works perfectly so long as the wireless connection stays intact. If the WiFi connection is interrupted, it takes down the wired connection as well for about 4 seconds, losing vital data. This happens if the signal is interrupted, or if I just yank or reintroduce the USB adapter. If I replace the USB-N10 with a D-link DUB-E100 USB to Ethernet adapter, the connection remains stable. I'm unsure whether this is likely a driver issue or if it's a deeper matter of how Windows or the PC may handle WiFi vs Wired. Any help would be greatly appreciated.