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  1. #1 Wireless Adapters? 
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    Can anyone please explain me what wireless network adapters are used for?
    I mean.. if a notebook already has wireless connectivity intergrated within it.. by adding a newer wireless network adapter will it boost its preformance? and what's the difference between wireless network adapter cards that can be inserted into a slot and usb cable wireless adapters? which one is better?

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    Adding a second wireless adapter can let you connect to a different access point, if needed. Or Windows has an option to bridge the two adapters so they can work as a faster unit. If you get a USB version, you are usually getting a smaller antenna, but you can use the adapter in any computer made in the last 5 years that has USB.


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    So notebook+good wireless network adapter=faster connection/wider scan area?
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    Yes and no,
    The ability of having a dual network adaptor is the system can node them to increase system performance and boost speeds. Your speeds are still limited to your point access rout which if it is throttled you can run 4 (2 Pcdmi slots, 1 USB and onboard) node them and still only receive the throttled speeds.
    The difference between internal network cards and Pcdmi and USB is your antenna size, if you grab a old busted laptop with built in wireless you crack it open and you will see the two connection points for the antenna the usually wrap the outer case of the base and some models even wrap around the screen.

    If you are trying to upgrade to a new version of wireless upgrading your internal network adaptor would be your best bet. Like going from wireless b to wireless g or form wireless g to wireless N. easy way to do it is get a couple crashed laptops, swap to a newer network card and upgrade drivers. Some laptops it is close to impossible to find the drivers but usually if the HDD is with the broken laptop you can pull it off using a 2.5Ē external HDD enclosure.
    The Pcdmi cards you would want come out of a older Lynkis Wi-Fi router, I donít remember the model but the antenna on it you can go to radio shack and buy for 20$ a signal boosting antenna and add not only a few hundred feet to your Pcdmi but stronger signal STR and even faster transfer rate
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    too..complicated...
    Won't it be easier to just plug-in the current market leader wireless network adapter and have better connection and less hustle? :?
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    Yes it would be easy to do that, I was just trying to explain your options
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    Thanks then :wink:
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