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usb wireless adapter and internal wireless adapter in one computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Klaus Kassner, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Since the reception of the signal from my router is often weak in the
    place where I would like to sit working, I frequently have problems
    getting the internet there. Now I have a spare USB wireless adapter and
    would like to try out whether it will receive the signal more clearly.

    Hence my question: Is it a problem to work with a USB wireless adapter
    on a computer which at the same time has an internal adapter or will
    installing it interfere with the settings in such a way that it is
    difficult to later reuse the internal wireless adapter (this is a
    notebook which soon will be moved to a different home)? The operating
    system of my computer is Vista Premium Home.
    Klaus Kassner, Sep 26, 2008
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  2. Klaus Kassner

    Mike Walsh Guest

    You should be able to add the USB adapter without any problem. If you look under network connectors you should see all the connections available; probably a wired connection and two wireless connections. You can configure each connection separately. Disable the connections you are not using.

    You might want to try using 802.11b instead of 802.11g, and try a different channel to reduce interference.
    Mike Walsh, Sep 26, 2008
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