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Wireless card for desktop PC

#1pelon213Posted 9/19/2013 8:19:08 PM
I want to get internet in a desktop PC in room across house. I have WIFI threw my router/modem from Centurylink. Will a wireless card be my best option? I don't want to run an ethernet cord across whole house either. ny recommendations on a good card too if so? I have an xtra router laying around too, is that route hard to do? seems like a card might be easier.

thx in advance
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#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/19/2013 8:22:25 PM(edited)
http://www.hhgregg.com/linksys-by-cisco-wireless-n-usb-adapter/item/AE1200

Something like that would work.
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#3DerPancakePosted 9/19/2013 8:22:11 PM
Yes wireless card is the best option, I prefer those over those usb ones.
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#4PathlessBulletPosted 9/19/2013 8:55:56 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704045


Greatest wireless product of all time.
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#5WyzeGyePosted 9/19/2013 11:28:19 PM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122459

I've got this, best wireless component i've ever owned. First USB based one.

Completely directional, comes with a 5 foot extension if you use the dock. 99% signal strength 100 feet away through multiple walls.
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#6_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 9/20/2013 2:55:59 AM
I have had better experiences with PCI cards. I have a Linksys WMP600N . There is barely any miliseconds added to my latency if at all, and I get the full down and upload speed available to me.
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#7betatechPosted 9/20/2013 12:50:46 PM
Personally, I prefer something ethernet based because it's more versatile and less likely to have compatibility issues in the future, either a wireless ethernet adapter or a homeplug (the latter may be more reliable as well than wifi).

Another option is to see if your extra router supports a or can be hacked to install a firmware which does support it.
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