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Choosing the right Wireless Card for gaming


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#1 Nites2k

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 12:22 PM

I wasnt sure which area to post this in so choose this one! I just have a quick question as I am not very good in the area of networking. I have a SIEMENS Gigaset SE567 DSL and I am searching for the best wireless card for gaming. Currently Im using my laptop to provide internet for my desktop which obviously hasnt been the greatest as far as gaming. All I wish is to find a card under $60 and only have PCI slot for it.

Also some extra details is that I am a level above the router in the house. These are some of the adapters I had in mind but I am unsure what would be best.

http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-DWA-556...8610831&sr=8-3

http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-...8610831&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A3K929QT0IENFR

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 12:33 PM

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#3 Nites2k

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 04:05 PM

whoops! odd here they are again!

http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-DWA-556-Express-Desktop-Adapter/dp/B000N4WRFY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1308610831&sr=8-3

http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-Wireless-N-Adapter-Dual-Band-WMP600N/dp/B0028N6VN2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1308610831&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003XNOFB6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=A3K929QT0IENFR

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 08:17 PM

What card to get depends on the router you're using, the distance from it, etc. Personally, I would go with the Linksys card but to get the one right for you:

What is the make and exact model of the router?
What internet service do you have?
How good of a signal do you get on your laptop when you're beside the desktop?
How far (in feet) are you from the router?
What type of floor (concrete, wood, etc.) is between the PC and the router?

For the "best" performance, wired is the way to go.

Edited by NpaMA, 02 July 2011 - 08:18 PM.


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Posted 03 July 2011 - 09:23 PM

The exact model of the router is the SIEMENS Gigaset SE567 DSL
The service is Bell Aliant
The signal I get from the laptop is usually full bars
I am about 30 feet away
Its a wood floor, kinda a old fashion type house
Yes I know wired is always the best way to go but it would be too difficult to do that with the router located where it is and I cant move it unfortunately.

Edited by Nites2k, 03 July 2011 - 09:24 PM.





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