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Can you please tell me what type of wifi usb adaptor to use connecting to intrnet can you give me the specs for adaptor there are so many different types on the market

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    Hein Snyman Mar 14, 2011

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    where about do you live UK, USA, SA ???

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There are four flavours of WiFi: a, b, g, & n.
A is oldest and slowest, N is the newest and fastest.

My recommendation to you is to purchase the cheaper variation of N called N150 or 150N.
This means that it's maximum connection speed to a WiFi network is 150 mega-bits per second. This is half the speed of the fastest N variation.

However, what the salesmen won't tell you at the store is that 150 megabits per second is still at least ten times faster than a typical 'very fast' internet connection. So why pay double to have a 300 megabit connection to your router, when you have only 15 megabits possible from the internet?

Where I live the N150 usb adaptors & routers are much cheaper than N300; this is why I recommend them. I recently bought a Belkin N150.

I hope that helps.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

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