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need a wifi card / adaptor

#1returnofbeansPosted 5/23/2014 9:05:58 PM
so my birthday is in 3 days and something i dont have and currently need is a way to pickup wifi on my desktop. the wifi signal im trying to pick up is a TWC hotspot thats across the street, max 200 feet, min 150.

are any of these cards able to pick that up and not lose signal because of the card itself and not down time on TWCs side?

http://www.amazon.com/300Mbps-802-11b-Wireless-Adapter-Desktop/dp/B008N6F3MI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1400904127&sr=8-2&keywords=desktop+wifi+card

http://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-TL-WN881ND-Wireless-Express-Low-profile/dp/B0079XWMEI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1400904127&sr=8-3&keywords=desktop+wifi+card

http://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-TL-WN751ND-Wireless-Adapter-Low-profile/dp/B005FUGPP4/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1400904127&sr=8-7&keywords=desktop+wifi+card

http://www.amazon.com/300Mbps-802-11-Wireless-Wifi-Network/dp/B003OZG5NE/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1400904127&sr=8-13&keywords=desktop+wifi+card

there are no issues with capatability with wifi cards right?
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#2Unsugarized_FooPosted 5/23/2014 9:19:27 PM
Id try to stick a wifi repeater somewhere to bridge the gap, and wifi cards now days should be compatible with all wifi routers to this date.
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#3returnofbeans(Topic Creator)Posted 5/23/2014 9:21:50 PM
hmm, i dont think i can do that since the wifi isn't mine to begin with. it's a hotspot, so i wouldn't know how or where to even put one. the laptop im on right now (elitebook 8460p) picks up the wifi just barely decent when im sitting at the closest corner of my house. so if any of those are just a bit better or can recommend me one better then those i'd greatly appreciate it.
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#4Unsugarized_FooPosted 5/23/2014 9:25:35 PM
You can do it. It just copys the signal and throws it back out. I'd place it in that corner of your house where it gets the best signal. I've done this before myself lol
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#5returnofbeans(Topic Creator)Posted 5/23/2014 9:33:05 PM
now that i think about it, i still need a wifi card regardless since the repeater just extends the wifi doesnt it lol. my desktop is still stuck in square one of not being able to pick up wifi.
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#6EpicKingdom_Posted 5/23/2014 9:56:15 PM
You can thank me later TC. In fact, all of you can.

Purchase # 1: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002WBX9C6/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Purchase #2: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003CFATOW/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Purchase #3: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FICJ8S/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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#7LordSeiferPosted 5/23/2014 11:37:43 PM(edited)
^ thats a pretty dang terrible suggestion.

it doesnt give him the ability to move his computer around since the antenna is being cabled in.

the combined cost of the items is rather expensive

and as far as external antennas go, that is very large, ugly, and only single polarity.

if you want to use an external antenna, just buy something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-LOCOM2-US-NanoStation-loco-M2/dp/B004EGI3CI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1400913032&sr=1-1&keywords=nanostation

all you need to connect it is an ethernet cable, which is much more flexible than a dedicated weird antenna connector to larger antenna connector adapter that you have no chance of ever replacing the connector on or sourcing locally if you lose it.

it also does not require buying a seperate wifi adaper and will just use the regular ethernet port already on the computer, saving you money.

also since its ethernet you can just plug it directly into a router and rebroadcast the signal inside your house.
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#8BannedMomPosted 5/23/2014 11:32:38 PM
Thank you Epic for your useless suggestion haha
#9EpicKingdom_Posted 5/24/2014 12:26:22 AM(edited)
All I know is that this setup works for me so you guys are just ignorant or clueless. I can pull signal with this thing up to a few miles. Trust me, this will reach that hotspot with ease (overkill) and then some. Just mount it and plug it into the USB adapter, it's that simple.. this is far from expensive... I live in the desert so each house (wifi spot) is easy a few hundred yards away from mine. Never any single loss..Definitely worth it. But if you want to be peasants then just get a simple adapter and buy another when it turns out that, that one isn't working as hoped.

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#10mrtywerPosted 5/24/2014 12:19:54 AM
EpicKingdom_ posted...
All I know is that this setup works for me so you guys are just ignorant or clueless. I can pull signal with this thing up to a few miles. Trust me, and think about why I really have this setup.


for teh epic tr0llz
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