are wifi dongles obsolete?

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are wifi dongles obsolete?

Post by The_Mtn_Dew_Master » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:45 am

does anyone think that wifi dongles obsolete yet?
and is this topic too off topic for off topic?
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Re: are wifi dongles obsolete?

Post by mrudat » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:19 am

I read a user manual for a solar power controller which ships with a USB port reserved explicitly for an optional manufacturer-supplied WiFi dongle; also my last DSL modem has a USB socket for a 3G modem, as a backup internet connection, but there's nothing that says you can't attach a WiFi dongle instead. So, for certain applications, apparently not.

On the other hand, for the average end-user, given that you have to dig to find a device (other than a desktop PC) that doesn't come with WiFi built in, yes, WiFi dongles are probably obsolete.

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Re: are wifi dongles obsolete?

Post by Koub » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:57 am

The_Mtn_Dew_Master wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:45 am
and is this topic too off topic for off topic?
[Koub] Yeah, it's really out of nowhere-ish off-topic :). Even for Off-topic, there should be at least a loosely Factorio related theme.
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Koub - Please consider English is not my native language.

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