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I have verizon Fios with 75 dl (dont remember upload). The router in the house is all the way downstairs on the opposite end of the house. I have some cheap wifi adapter my dad got from a friend that gives me like 5-7 mbps on average. My brother has a Lenovo Ideapad y510p and is getting like 20 mbps and he is even further away from the router.
My point being should I look into getting a PCI-E adapter (if you knwo of a good one let me know or one of these USB wifi Adapter:
My mobo is an Asus P8z77 but the wifi using that was sucky and did not hold a connection well.
Any help bump.
The nice thing I found with my USB adapter is that I could aim the antenna anywhere and move it around with the USB extension. This would sometimes result in a better signal. There are some PCI-E cards that have antenna units that are adjustable. I would try a USB one first, just make sure it comes with a USB extension unless you have one laying around.
What kind of router is it? What kind of signal strength are you getting?
I prefer PCIe ones to save on USB ports, but I don't think there's much difference between the 2.
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I see. Everyone says PCiE is better somehow but I wish they would say why. I may try the Asus one evne though the Mobo built in wifi sucks. Besides if it works there is a mail in rebate so its like 50% off the other one.
I see. Everyone says PCiE is better somehow but I wish they would say why.
Generally speaking, PCIe adapters are better because they have larger (and often more) antennas than USB adapters. You might be surprised at how much of a difference a good antenna can make.
Case in point, I have a USB wifi adapter but the thing is just one huge directional antenna with a supplementary USB power cable... it can reliably pick up hotspots at least a half mile from my house (granted I live on a hillside but yeah).
You don't need to spend $50 for a USB adapter honestly. I have one I bought for $15 and it gets me around 22mbits from a router 25 feet away.
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Santaeid posted...I see. Everyone says PCiE is better somehow but I wish they would say why.
I see. I may just try the cheaper one and if taht does not work I may go with a PCIe one.
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And I swear to God you will get the maximum speed your router is capable of.
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From my experience, with wireless you won't be nearly close to that 75 speed. Invest in a powerline adapter.