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Wireless LAN USB Adapters??

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2006/07/10 01:19:13 (permalink)

Wireless LAN USB Adapters??

hey guys

I have been looking for Wireless LAN USB Adapters, and some people have recomended me to buy:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/USB-54Mbps-802-11g-b-Wireless-LAN-Network-Adapter-IWDB_W0QQitemZ180004476023QQihZ008QQcategoryZ45002QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I read its:
USB 54MBP WIFI 802.11g/b Wireless Lan Network Adapter

My Broadband speed is 10mb.......I presume 54mb(ps) is less. does that mean I wont be enjoying the full speed of my Internet with this device?
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    RE: Wireless LAN USB Adapters?? 2006/07/10 01:49:29 (permalink)
    I would be willing to put money on the fact that any network adapter you can buy today will now slow down any internet connection for the next 5 years.

    Network Adapter = 54MB per second
    Internet = 10mb per second

    Adapter:
    MB = Megabyte = 1024 bytes (8 bits per byte)= 8192 bits
    54 x 8192 = 442368

    Internet:
    mb = megabit = 1024 bits
    10 x 1024 - 10240


    The most your adapter can handle = 442368bits per second
    The most your adapter will recieve = 10240bits per second
    432128bits per second to spare!

    I THINK my maths is right so if you look at the last numbers your internet will use about 2.3% of your adapters potential

    N.B. My maths may be incorrect - Don't think they are tho.

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    RE: Wireless LAN USB Adapters?? 2006/07/10 01:51:00 (permalink)
    I would buy it dude, dont worry you will still be able to enjoy full speed on this adapter. i would deffo get it.
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    RE: Wireless LAN USB Adapters?? 2006/07/10 01:56:17 (permalink)
    Thanks bro for that massive calculation.

    So I take it mbp is the same as mb lol....damn i was under the impression that mbp was lower lol.
    ORIGINAL: shworth

    I would be willing to put money on the fact that any network adapter you can buy today will now slow down any internet connection for the next 5 years.

    Network Adapter = 54MB per second
    Internet = 10mb per second

    Adapter:
    MB = Megabyte = 1024 bytes (8 bits per byte)= 8192 bits
    54 x 8192 = 442368

    Internet:
    mb = megabit = 1024 bits
    10 x 1024 - 10240


    The most your adapter can handle = 442368bits per second
    The most your adapter will recieve = 10240bits per second
    432128bits per second to spare!

    I THINK my maths is right so if you look at the last numbers your internet will use about 2.3% of your adapters potential

    N.B. My maths may be incorrect - Don't think they are tho.

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    RE: Wireless LAN USB Adapters?? 2006/07/10 02:11:33 (permalink)
    Actually the adapter is also mbps, it'll be fine though, 54-10 = 44 left to spare. That's 18% of your adapter's potential (used by the internet).
    post edited by Snorty - 2006/07/10 02:12:08
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    RE: Wireless LAN USB Adapters?? 2006/07/10 02:12:54 (permalink)
    Basically yep youll use about that, in fact for using MT you wont even use 1%, but i have 10Mb connection and when i download at its max im only using about 6%.

    However i do have it connected to another computer in the house, and i notcie transferring files to and from it you use it to around 80%.

    Point is if its for internet use only ya dont need to worry, but the problem with USB Wifi is the strength of signal you get, but its totally random.

    Persoanlly i would buy one from a big name like Linksys, or Belkin..but thats just me... IMO when it comes to these things you get what you pay for.
    ORIGINAL: shworth


    I THINK my maths is right so if you look at the last numbers your internet will use about 2.3% of your adapters potential


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    RE: Wireless LAN USB Adapters?? 2006/07/10 02:23:32 (permalink)
    Yep, dad has one of those, works very well and he is at the other side of the house from the Access point.



    Edit, let me check that, one (just in case) it tooooooooooooo cheap, plus i think thats the slow model, they dont manfacture them anymore, gimmie a few mins.
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    RE: Wireless LAN USB Adapters?? 2006/07/10 02:25:57 (permalink)
    ok bro, I'm here
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    RE: Wireless LAN USB Adapters?? 2006/07/10 02:27:52 (permalink)
    Yep thats an old version of the current type most will use today.


    if you still go for it it should be fine, but the way the frequencies and stuff work.....kinda depends out your wireless router. (needs to be 802.11b compatible)


    Should add it'll still be fine to get the full speed for your internet, no matter what your boradband is.

    Do you happin to know the make/model of your access point?
    post edited by cu3ed - 2006/07/10 02:30:11
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    RE: Wireless LAN USB Adapters?? 2006/07/10 02:30:32 (permalink)
    thanks bro, Im gonna order it now
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    RE: Wireless LAN USB Adapters?? 2006/07/10 02:42:41 (permalink)
    Let us know when it arrives and how your getting on with it sl:)
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    RE: Wireless LAN USB Adapters?? 2006/07/10 03:28:29 (permalink)
    its called speedtouch
    ORIGINAL: cu3ed

    Yep thats an old version of the current type most will use today.


    if you still go for it it should be fine, but the way the frequencies and stuff work.....kinda depends out your wireless router. (needs to be 802.11b compatible)


    Should add it'll still be fine to get the full speed for your internet, no matter what your boradband is.

    Do you happin to know the make/model of your access point?


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    RE: Wireless LAN USB Adapters?? 2006/07/10 08:47:26 (permalink)
    your throughput will depend on the enviromental conditions( walls can decrease the signal strength) and the distance from the adapter to the wirless router bringing in the adsl line
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