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Are wireless PCI cards like this one still a viable thing?

#1NOMPosted 2/3/2014 11:03:32 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166021

Or is there something else that can get a wireless signal that's stronger/better?
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#2Black_King945Posted 2/3/2014 11:08:21 PM(edited)
That is as good as it gets in most cases, I would get a PCI-express 1x card if you have a slot available.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704133

Depends on what you are doing, if you are gaming, run a cable even if it's horribly inconvenient.
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#3Flaktrooper123Posted 2/3/2014 11:19:52 PM
It is still a b/g , not worth it. The best you can get are dual band ac like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320173

but only worth it if you have fast cable connection and 802.11ac capable router. If you run adsl, it is not worth it. Just get an n wireless adapter.
#4Lonestar2000Posted 2/3/2014 11:53:48 PM
Flaktrooper123 posted...
It is still a b/g , not worth it. The best you can get are dual band ac like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320173

but only worth it if you have fast cable connection and 802.11ac capable router. If you run adsl, it is not worth it. Just get an n wireless adapter.

Holy crap @ $100 adapter. At that price you might as well wire your house for gigabit Ethernet,
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#5kill2thisPosted 2/4/2014 4:03:28 AM
Lonestar2000 posted...
Flaktrooper123 posted...
It is still a b/g , not worth it. The best you can get are dual band ac like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320173

but only worth it if you have fast cable connection and 802.11ac capable router. If you run adsl, it is not worth it. Just get an n wireless adapter.

Holy crap @ $100 adapter. At that price you might as well wire your house for gigabit Ethernet,


I guess they're designed for people who can't for whatever reason wire their house up (rental property/lack of a drill etc)
#6YOeastonYOPosted 2/4/2014 6:09:44 AM
kill2this posted...
Lonestar2000 posted...
Flaktrooper123 posted...
It is still a b/g , not worth it. The best you can get are dual band ac like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320173

but only worth it if you have fast cable connection and 802.11ac capable router. If you run adsl, it is not worth it. Just get an n wireless adapter.

Holy crap @ $100 adapter. At that price you might as well wire your house for gigabit Ethernet,


I guess they're designed for people who can't for whatever reason wire their house up (rental property/lack of a drill etc)


Yep. I got that asus adapter in my system and it a boss. Still not better than wired, but I don't have the ability to wire my house. Also since I rent, I'm always kinda looking for that better apartment or house. So it's not guaranteed, but if would almost be wasted work.
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#7LordSeiferPosted 2/4/2014 6:11:25 AM
Flaktrooper123 posted...
It is still a b/g , not worth it. .


it was N
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#8Ch3wyPosted 2/4/2014 6:19:00 AM
There are these things called homeplugs that use the power of witchcraft to send ethernet signals through power outlets. I've never tried one but they might be an option for those who can't wire their house.
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#9PhilOnDezPosted 2/4/2014 6:36:59 AM
A lot of people here have had good luck with powerline adapters. I've never used one myself though.
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#10Flaktrooper123Posted 2/4/2014 7:14:33 AM(edited)
Just get an N adapter, end of story. b/g adapter are crap, while if you get full use of ac adapter, chances are you are already close enough to plug in a cable.

I have an ac adapter, but I didn't buy it. I got it because it came with the motherboard. I can't use the 5ghz signal for sure, because between my PC and that router downstairs is a thick pile of metal plates (my dad really went overkill with the house) that the signal have trouble getting through. The 2.4ghz band is fine though, got 4 bars usually at just 80mv power. The ac wifi is only available for the 5ghz band.