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will a TP-Link Wireless N USB Adapter work equally well with both, laptops and desktops?

Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

              Recently, I purchased a TP-Link Wireless N USB Adapter for a laptop which had a defective WiFi card.  This adapter worked out great.  The installation and configuration of it went quick and easily.  Since I had such a nice experience with it when connecting it to a laptop for wireless connection to the router and internet, I am wondering if this adapter will work out equally well with a desktop.  

                The link used to purchase the TP-Link Wireless N USB Adapter is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704141 just in case more detailed information is needed before carrying out a response to my question.  

                 Thanks so much in advance for any shared thoughts or suggestions given to this question.  I will look forward to hearing back from everyone.

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yes it should be fine, install the driver and you should be good to go
The only fault with the adapter is the range will be very limited unless you have a high powered router.  So if you're going more than say 75 feet I would be weary.  Your best bet is if you have the adapter still from the laptop then just try it out on the desktop and see how it works.  If not then it won't hurt to try.  It's only $11+shipping.
For a desktop computer I would plug it into a USB extension cable such as
then tack/tape the adapter in a higher mounting location to get better signal.
It will work same for laptops and desktops.
GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            Thanks so much everyone for taking the time to review the chosen wireless USB to NIC adapter.  I especially appreciate the extra foresight shared by kadafitcd and Darr247 explaining the range limitation of this adapter in addition to a solution to this issue.  Just for future troubleshooting purposes, I went ahead and purchased the 6 foot USB extension chord tonight from newegg.com.  Thanks again for this useful tip Darr247.  It is certainly an excellent idea.  

               Good night everyone; many thanks once again for addressing my question.

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