Can I use two wireless network devices?

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Old 09-14-08, 08:42 PM
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Can I use two wireless network devices?

I have a netgear wireless card that gets good internet speed at 108 mbps but stalls on downloads. I have a linksys wireless usb that does well with downloads but only 54 mbps internet speed.

Can I install both and turn them off and on as needed, depending on what I am doing at the time?
 
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Old 09-15-08, 04:29 AM
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What do you mean it stalls on downloads?
If you get good internet speed, downloads should be good. Or as good as the sending website.

Sure, you could use 2 cards and turn them on and off. Seems a bit silly though.
 
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Try updating the driver on the netgear.
 
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Old 09-15-08, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Stumped1 View Post
I have a netgear wireless card that gets good internet speed at 108 mbps but stalls on downloads. I have a linksys wireless usb that does well with downloads but only 54 mbps internet speed.

Can I install both and turn them off and on as needed, depending on what I am doing at the time?
Even though the communication is supposed to be standard I've seen all kinds of wireless networking incompatibilities inter-brand over the years so I'm not supprised that you have problems with one brand of equiptment talking to a different one.

Anyway 54mbps is faster than you'll get with your ISP over the internet currently, and likely for quite sometime (years). So I recommend using that one since it works fine. If you are transferring from PC to PC in your home then the 108mpbs card will benefit you, though only 2x. So I would suggest sticking with the one that works.

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Old 09-15-08, 01:40 PM
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I recently switched from DSl to cable, adding a wireless router and wireless card at the same.

I assumed the wireless router and card operate at the same speed as what my ISP provides.

Sounds like the wireless router and wireless card and/or USB are the reason for the increased speed. I'll leave it as is.

I learn something new every time I post in this forum.

Thanks.
 
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Old 09-15-08, 02:33 PM
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Having 100mbps internet speed would be fantastic, but having 40gigs per second like this lady has, is even better:

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/webguid...internet_N.htm

Could you imagine?
 
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