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Installing wireless on my new built pc


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#1 Tragedy1191

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:26 PM

So i just sucessfully built my rig, all she needs is wireless. Should I go out and get a wireless card or a usb? What seems to be an easier installation and more reliable?

 

If this matters here are some specs:

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4

WIRELESS ROUTER: Belkin



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:38 PM

easier?

USB definitely.

 

More reliable?

Crapshoot really.

 

If you are not using the PCI slot on the board I would recommend the NETGEAR WN311B-100NAS, I used this one for 3 years on my old rig but then I upgraded my mobo and dont have any PCI slots anymore, only PCI-e. This card was great, really fast and great connectivity.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:26 PM

Alright man, thanks for the info



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 05:44 PM

I had a wireless  usb adapter http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124477 This was one that I use. 


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:13 PM

I would say it is a toss up whether to go Internal card or USB. It depends on which You can spare.

USB is definitely easier. Just remember to follow the installation instructions for which ever you choose. They often need the Drievr disk installed first then the hardware.

 

What to get depends On what You plan to use the Wireless for, if it is only to share Internet or if it is for Internet and file transfers.

 

At this time the latest seems to be 802.11ac Dual Band. To get the benefit however You would also need to use a 802.11ac router.

However for most people Wireless N is most likely good enough.

 

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:55 PM

Hey guys so i thought I'd share my purchase. I took a stab at the usb adapter so I bought the Asus usb-ac56 dual band (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320175) adapter. And WOW this thing works great! I have about 2 thick cement walls in the way and the router is about 12 - 15 yards away. This didn't get good reviews on newegg but I'm pretty happy with it. Downloading files could be better , just about average but that may be just my cheap router.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:56 PM

Thanks for the info btw, sry for the late response



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:05 PM

Hi, For what it's worth:

 

I have tried cheap, in-between and fancy routers. One difference is the Processor and memory in the router.

 

Does Your router support the 5Ghz band? I found better speed with the 5Ghz band. However It would most likely lose signal strength Going through those walls. Can You benchmark the wired vs the Wireless to see if it is having an impact?

 

On the other hand if all You are doing is Email, Windows updates, Browsing the Internet and YouTube what You have could be OK.

 

Good Luck

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