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10-Aug-2012, 05:33 PM #1
Multiple Wireless Adapters
Hi,

I have a wireless router and my desktop (Windows XP) is connected to it by an USB Wireless Adapter.

I am wondering if having more than one USB Wireless Adapters will do anything with the connection in any way? For example, will having 2 Adapters make my connection better if both is at full bars?

I have 2 Wireless Adapters right now, One is Netgear and the other is D-Link.

Thank you for your Response.
Sorry if this is in wrong section.

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10-Aug-2012, 11:05 PM #2
No, two wireless adapters won't effectively do anything to enhance your signal since your computer only
uses one at a time to connect to the Internet.

Hope that info answers your question.
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11-Aug-2012, 01:40 PM #3
As TekTime said, the system only uses one at a time and given the choice, I`d opt for the Netgear but that`s just a personal preference.

You may get a small speed increase over wireless by using an RJ45 cable hard-wired to the LAN port but it`ll only ever be as good as the ISP gives you and the router itself can recieve and sent out.

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12-Aug-2012, 01:32 PM #4
Ok, I'll use only one. I find my Netgear (even though it cost more and is brand new) to be acting horrible. It keeps disconnecting from my Router but it reconnects 2 secs later. It gets annoying since I do play Online games and this makes me have to relog in....

My D-Link, which I had for 3 years now, has been perfect in performance which ironically is alot cheaper. The Netgear is a the best you can buy of it's kind but idk, it might be defective.
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