I vastly prefer to use WiFi bridges or Powerline Ethernet when I'm working with non-portable equipment that, for whatever reason, can't be run with hardwire to the source.
I should have mentioned, im on a Cisco-Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G PCI Adapter atm and hooking up to a open wifi someones net with good signal but the problem is the card is downloading at 6mbps while my phone downloads at 25mbps all on 2.4ghz wifi.Agreed
Wi-Fi adapters suck! They are resource hogs and the drivers across multiple OS’ vary in quality and stability.
Hands down best solution if you have decent Wi-Fi signal? 802.11AC bridge, Ethernet to devices.
#2 is Moca
#3 is powerline