Which USB/Card would work for both a desktop and a laptop? Does the desktop need any other configurations or hardware?
Would use desktop at home and laptop on road.
Any of the USB devices will work without needing any extra adapters. The Express cards or Type II cards will not work on most desktops without some type of external adapter. Many of those adapters don't work well either.
The UM175 or the USB760 are two current devices that would both work. Most require Mac OS 10.4 or higher or Windows 2000 or higher. Just make sure to verify OS requirements before purchasing the device.
The USB760 is great because it has the software already loaded on the card and no extra CD is needed. It makes it quick and easy to install on multiple computers.
Hope that helps!
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