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Multiple Wireless Adapters

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Soldi3runit, Aug 10, 2012.

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  1. Soldi3runit

    Soldi3runit Thread Starter

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    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.

    Soldi3runit
     
  2. TekTime

    TekTime

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    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.
     
  3. JennyJackson01

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    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.

    Jenny
     
  4. Soldi3runit

    Soldi3runit Thread Starter

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    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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