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Old January 5, 2009, 04:59 PM
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Looking for a decent wireless adapter (PCI or USB).

Something that can penetrate a few walls over about 50feet. I'd like it to be able handle a bit of online gaming and streaming TV (not HD quality).

Currently moving to a new place in St Johns that has a generic G-router with basic highspeed -I might consider something a little faster though. Plus Rogers has a bandwidth cap of about 50gb on the current package Not sure how much a few hrs a day of streaming tv and gaming uses.

Anyway I had thought about getting one of these-??? good idea or not?

NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte GN-WP01GS(1.0) Wireless 802.11B/G PCI Adapter 54MBPS Software Access Point Smart SETUP3 - GN-WP01GS In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy D-LINK DWA-542 802.11N Draft Wireless PCI Adapter Rangebooster Network Card - DWA-542 In Canada.
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Old January 5, 2009, 07:57 PM
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I have one of those D-link adapters in my wife's PC. Works from 2nd floor to my router in the basement like a charm.

But it might be overkill if your router is only G-rated.
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Old January 5, 2009, 09:25 PM
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Yea I don't mind a bit of overkill as I'll probably upgrade the router soon enough anyway
Anyway Ive got my eye on Belgolas's adapter now in the FS section, maybe just what I need for a little bit of a saving.
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I know it has been a couple of months but I'm looking for a wireless adapter too for my laptop..I don't know what to pick from Linksys WPC54GS Wireless-G Notebook Adapter and the D-Link WUA-1340, I'll be using a Linksys WRT54GL router..
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Old April 25, 2009, 03:34 PM
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i've been using one of these for a few months with no issues. [WUSB600N] Linksys USB wireless N adapter. Even Walmart carries them.

And for cards i've used the DWA-542 by D-Link.

The second diversity antenna actually makes a difference and is worth it.
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Old April 25, 2009, 03:35 PM
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If it's only to handle the Internet trafic, even if you put a faster wireless router, the bottle neck is the IPS connection. so it will not be faster and you will still be counted for the download , now if you transfert files true the wireless router from 1 pc to the other, that's not accounted in you mountly limits.

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......... I'd like it to be able handle a bit of online gaming and streaming TV......

Currently moving to a new place in St Johns that has a generic G-router with basic highspeed -I might consider something a little faster though. ..
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Old April 25, 2009, 03:45 PM
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That one grinder is a bit out of my price range :)
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