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Topic # 183801 30-Oct-2015 15:01
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I am looking for a new USB Wifi Adapter. Can anyone recommend any reliable ones?

I see that some come with USB 3.0 vs 2.0. Any real world differences in terms of internet speed?

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  Reply # 1417070 30-Oct-2015 15:05
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What sort of wifi router do you have?

I bought one of these for my raspberry pi and have had no issues with it.
Very cheap solution.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/networking-modems/network-cards/auction-971511994.htm

If your router supports 802-11ac then rather go for a usb adapter that supports it. Something like this

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  Reply # 1417077 30-Oct-2015 15:17
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My advice is to stick with a reasonably reputable brand, I have seen quite a few issues in the past with cheap ones.

I'd aim for a USB 3.0 one there isn't a big price jump.

My understanding is that the max speed would be determined by USB 2.0 if your network runs faster than 480mbps



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  Reply # 1417093 30-Oct-2015 15:32
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My modem is pretty old, n standard. However, I am also looking to upgrade that eventually to dual band ac.

Some adapters are tiny. I am assuming those may have poorer speed / range?



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  Reply # 1417094 30-Oct-2015 15:33
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LostBoy: My advice is to stick with a reasonably reputable brand, I have seen quite a few issues in the past with cheap ones.

I'd aim for a USB 3.0 one there isn't a big price jump.

My understanding is that the max speed would be determined by USB 2.0 if your network runs faster than 480mbps


Yeah, the USB 3.0 one is about 40% more expensive. 

Any particular brands you would trust?

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