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Good gaming wireless network adaptor?

#1XxTwisted26xXPosted 12/25/2013 2:13:58 AM
Hey guys, ever since being forced to use my wireless adapter for internet connection Ive had massive lag spikes in all games. My ping will jump form 60 to 2000 in games.... literally. I simply thought that maybe it was because my router was a floor below me. However, both of my laptops (one a Vista and another a Win7) play WoW with no hiccups in the same room in my computer. Im guessing its my wireless adapter thats the culprit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166051

Anyone reccomend a good wireless card?
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#2Flaktrooper123Posted 12/25/2013 2:43:27 AM(edited)
By the look of it, yes, it looks like your wireless adaptor is the culprit. It is probably a 802.11g or a. Upgrading to 802.11n should be good enough.

Just be aware it does not support 5ghz connection, if your router supports that. If you really want the best though, 802.11ac is the best, but again you need a router that supports that (in addition to 5ghz frequency).
#3XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 12/25/2013 11:32:00 AM
So 802.11n is the fast wireless router atm? Dang I wont lie I saw that the router cost 30 bucks and thought it would be sufficient haha
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#4DV8ingSourcesPosted 12/25/2013 11:33:16 AM
XxTwisted26xX posted...
So 802.11n is the fast wireless router atm? Dang I wont lie I saw that the router cost 30 bucks and thought it would be sufficient haha


I believe the newest standard is A/C but N will be more than sufficient for gaming. I'd only look into AC if you plan on streaming a lot of full resolution content over the network.
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#5XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 12/25/2013 11:34:00 AM
IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 is what is says :/.

Hmm dont think i saw an AC router on newegg
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#6XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 12/25/2013 11:36:21 AM
Does the router auto change to N or do I have to edit that somewhere?
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#7DV8ingSourcesPosted 12/25/2013 11:38:56 AM
Depending on the router, it will either offer N alongside b/g or it will run at the lowest common denominator... So if you have one G device, the entire router will run at g speeds even on N hardware. Some of the better routers allow for both at the same time. Those are usually 5ghz dual band models and even then that stat isn't a guarantee of the function.
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#8XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 12/25/2013 12:52:20 PM
Nvm.... found out that for some reason my Avira anti virus was slowing down my internet.... when I turned it off all games ran flawlessly... now I have to find a new anti virus lol
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#9XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 12/27/2013 5:07:48 PM
Still slow internet... yet my laptops right beside the computer have full signal and no lag.

Im wondering if maybe Im missing drivers for my motherboard to operate the wireless card? I dont think i installed any for the mobo. Or does the mobo driver not matter for wireless internet adapters?

My mobo is ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA.
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#10XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 12/27/2013 5:27:29 PM
Realtek LAN Driver does this affect wireless adapters too? Or just Ethernet connection to routers?
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