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USB Wireless adaptor
« on: February 28, 2011, 01:21:38 PM »
Anyone ever use these?  Are they any good?

I picked up a used Power Mac G5, but it is not set up for wireless.  I don't want to run a cable to by office downstairs.

Any input would be appreciated.

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Re: USB Wireless adaptor
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 01:34:15 PM »
They work. I have used Linksys, D-Link and Buffalo. Range is limited, and they're obviously nowhere near as fast as a wired connection, but they work. If an N network at 5.0 GHz is an option, go for it. I've only done it for Windows, though. Not sure how the setup goes on a Mac; presumably just the same.
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Re: USB Wireless adaptor
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 01:40:56 PM »
Why not stick an airport card in it?

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Re: USB Wireless adaptor
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 01:41:55 PM »
agree about wireless N. wireless G sucks.


Why not stick an airport card in it?


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Re: USB Wireless adaptor
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 01:52:15 PM »
★ Airport ExtremeItem# ACD2005Regular price: $97.00Sale price: $47.00

50 bucks aint bad.

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Re: USB Wireless adaptor
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 01:54:21 PM »
make one out of tinfoil and chewing gum, 10 dollars on ebay.
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Re: USB Wireless adaptor
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 01:59:38 PM »

★ Airport ExtremeItem# ACD2005Regular price: $97.00Sale price: $47.00

50 bucks aint bad.


I can get on from OWC for less than 20 bucks.
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Re: USB Wireless adaptor
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 02:02:00 PM »


★ Airport ExtremeItem# ACD2005Regular price: $97.00Sale price: $47.00

50 bucks aint bad.


I can get on from OWC for less than 20 bucks.


I would get it then.
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Re: USB Wireless adaptor
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2011, 02:02:57 PM »
Then why would you want to dick around with a usb adapter?

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Re: USB Wireless adaptor
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011, 02:07:27 PM »
Because I'm cheap.

If I can get wireless for $20.00 instead of $50.00, I'll go that way.

I just wanted confirmation if they worked as well as an internal card.

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Re: USB Wireless adaptor
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2011, 02:10:00 PM »

Because I'm cheap.

If I can get wireless for $20.00 instead of $50.00, I'll go that way.

I just wanted confirmation if they worked as well as an internal card.

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I've seen airport cards on ebay for around 20 bucks.

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Re: USB Wireless adaptor
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2011, 02:13:37 PM »
I have a USB wireless adapter on my PC becasue of ventilation reasons. The open slots I have block airflow to the video cards so I just picked up a cheapie USB one. Range hasn't been an issue becasue the router is sitting on my PC case. I bet the range is less becasue of the shortness of the antenna but my new router doesn't even have antennas so maybe they have better tuned small ones now.
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Re: USB Wireless adaptor
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2011, 02:40:51 PM »
I've seen iMacs on ebay for around 20 bucks.
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Re: USB Wireless adaptor
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2011, 02:46:31 PM »

Because I'm cheap.

If I can get wireless for $20.00 instead of $50.00, I'll go that way.

I just wanted confirmation if they worked as well as an internal card.

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Oh, I thought you meant you could get an Airport card at OWC for under $20. That would be a hell of a deal.
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Re: USB Wireless adaptor
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2011, 02:47:45 PM »
If that was the case, I'd have bought it already.
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