USB WiFi device for always-on use

Ken g6

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I picked up a cheap, highly rated WiFi device at Amazon the other day. I thought I could use it in a Linux computer I only access remotely, and leave it on continuously. Then I read this on the back of its package:

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To go along with the unintentional innuendo, eff that!

So, does anyone have any recommendations for a better USB WiFi device? It has to be USB as all my PCIe slots are or will be taken. Or will this one work in a cool basement where my computer lives? I haven't tried it yet.

TLDR: My f****** USB WiFi adapter is not cold with solution!!!! :p :(
 
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Ken g6

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Buy a USB powered fan to cool it down.
I don't even know if it will overheat. The issue is this device isn't meant for continuous use, according to its instructions. Are there any that are? Is this situation fairly unique, and I just picked a bad device?
 

mxnerd

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There is no way to tell if it will overheat unless you test it. But if the vendor tells you it will, then probably it will.

If you are so worried about overheating, then you should buy a Wi-Fi entender (if the PC has ethernet port), instead a USB Wi-Fi adapter.
 

Ken g6

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If you are so worried about overheating, then you should buy a Wi-Fi extender (if the PC has ethernet port), instead a USB Wi-Fi adapter.
Doh! I have one of those! I completely forgot about it! Thank you!!! :D
 

JackMDS

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Not sure what distance is needed I use the device in the following link for 10-15 ft WIFI, it plug all the times and it works none stop for many hours.

https://www.amazon.com/Glam-Hobby-O...8-2-spons&keywords=ourlink+wifi+adapter&psc=1

As for the device in your link, in theory its Antenna might produce slightly longer WIFI distance.

That said I never heard about "AMBOLOVE" it might be one of these vendors that buy OEM parts and put together computer devices'.

This type of companies usually do not have real engineering department and they often just put on their info verbiage from OEM sites without really checking thoroughly their devices. It is even possible that they put it on without really understanding the content due to language barriers.

:cool:

P.S. you can risk the price of two Burgers in a fast food joint. At least the WIFI would add Fat and Cholesterol to your system. :p - :D
 

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I picked up a cheap, highly rated WiFi device at Amazon the other day. I thought I could use it in a Linux computer I only access remotely, and leave it on continuously. Then I read this on the back of its package:

TeMfYRv.jpg


To go along with the unintentional innuendo, eff that!

So, does anyone have any recommendations for a better USB WiFi device? It has to be USB as all my PCIe slots are or will be taken. Or will this one work in a cool basement where my computer lives? I haven't tried it yet.

TLDR: My f****** USB WiFi adapter is not cold with solution!!!! :p :(


Get the ones that is bigger and connected to the usb port with a standard usb cable.

Example, not recommendation.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZD7Z76/ref=sspa_mw_detail_2?psc=1