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    Hi all!
    Recently upgraded an older Gateway Solo laptop for my god-daughter that's using a PCMCIA card for wireless-g networking. I found a usb wireless dongle that I think might get better range and just work better overall, but the pc is old enough that it only has usb 1.1 ports; upgrading these is not an option I care to pursue. So I wanted to see if anyone here might know if using the usb 2.0 wireless adapter in the legacy port would be worth the effort.

    Appreciate any input...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Farley View Post
    Hi all!
    Recently upgraded an older Gateway Solo laptop for my god-daughter that's using a PCMCIA card for wireless-g networking. I found a usb wireless dongle that I think might get better range and just work better overall, but the pc is old enough that it only has usb 1.1 ports; upgrading these is not an option I care to pursue. So I wanted to see if anyone here might know if using the usb 2.0 wireless adapter in the legacy port would be worth the effort.

    Appreciate any input...
    I tried a USB 2 wireless adaptor on an old Dell running XP home with only USB 1.1 port and apart from the "this device is USB 2 can perform faster" warning...it functioned ok and couldnt see any difference in speed or range from the PC wireless caed I originally used.

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