Wireless NIC vs. USB Wireless Adapter

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Howdy folks!

Are there any performance differences between a Wireless NIC and a USB Wireless Adapter?

I like the transportability of the USB Adapter, but if a NIC is going to work better I would get that because I want to do online gaming (Call of Duty: United Offensive). I would hate to sacrifice game performance if I make the wrong choice.
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Theareticaly NIC is going to work better for the simple reason that it is designed specificaly for networking and not alot else where as USB is more of a "Jack of all trades".

If it is for a home network though, there isnt going to be alot of difference between the two.
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Both will see the same interference associated with a wireless device. One problems you may encounter is that USB has a lower precedence in the IRQ order. With a fairly fast machine this will not be an issue though.

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