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I'll probably buy this: this as a home server to play with and a wireless N card. I'd like to place it just one floor down to my wireless N router where I get full bar connection and i'm wondering if maybe it's not recommended to do so. Performance wise, would I suffer really much from it? If not, is a USB wireless adapter pretty uch the same as a PCI? Are there any bad sides to it?

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Well with a server, you probably want it to have good uptime and be reliable. Wireless is more susceptible to interference, not to mention that you're connection is more susceptible to being cracked. Performance wise you wouldn't suffer much, unless you require the max throughput of wireless n on a regular basis (doubtful), so you should be fine in that area. If people are depending on this server externally, I'd go with wired. If it's just personal use, it should be okay. Just make sure you choose a secure password and use WPA2 if possible.

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It really depends on what your server will be serving and to whom. If you are setting up a website for all the world to see, this would not be a good solution as the wireless could easily get saturated and response would be painful for your clients. If this is a fileserver and printserver for the family's netbooks and laptops, using a wireless connection shouldn't be a problem, and possibly would allow you to put the server in a more convenient place than where the router might be hiding.

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