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Is a usb wireless adapter slower than a pcmcia or pci adapter? Because I have a laptop with an internal wireless adapter, a desktop with a usb wireless adapter, and a desktop with a wired connection. I downloaded a broadband speed test and ran it on all the computers. The wired desktop and the wireless laptop had the same speed, but the desktop with usb adapter had 1/3 the speed. So, is there any explanation for this?
P.S. the network is 802.11g
 

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"Is a usb wireless adapter slower than a pcmcia or pci adapter?"

Not necessarily. Might be much faster. Depends on the adapters and the USB port.
 

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USB is my last choice for networking, I find it very unreliable compared to PCI, PCMCIA, or internal adapters.
 
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