Queston about Wireless Adaptor

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by KoRn_Kid, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. KoRn_Kid

    KoRn_Kid [H]Lite

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    Does the brand matter when it comes to a wireless adapter?
    or will any cheap adapter be good enough?

    FYI I found this cheap Airlink USB adpater , is it any good?
     
  2. BollWeevil

    BollWeevil Limp Gawd

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    Most all brands will work with each other, but yes there are cheaper brands in quality than others. Using an adapter and router made by the same manufacturer usually yields better performance because a manufactuer usually tests interoperability among its own devices, whereas it may not test interop with other manufactuers' devices. Also some manufactuers will enable proprietary extensions to the 802.11b/g standards that allow for higher throughput when using devices that support these features.