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Old August 20, 2011, 06:08 PM
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Hey guys for my new pc I'm going to need to get a wireless adapter because the router is in the basement and the computer will go in my room on the second floor. I don't really know anything about wireless adapters so I'm open to any recommendations. My mobo is the gigabyte z68xp ud4, NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - Gigabyte - GA-Z68XP-UD4 - in Canada

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Old August 20, 2011, 06:35 PM
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for the wireless connection is best when seen each other (line of sight)

not through wall's or floor's

best go with a wired connection IMHO. your MB don't have WiFi onbpard would need a wireless NIC

Qusetion! you own the home ?
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Old August 20, 2011, 06:53 PM
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No lol. I'm 15 and I live with my parents. There is a possibility that I can move the router into my room, we'll see.
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No lol. I'm 15 and I live with my parents. There is a possibility that I can move the router into my room, we'll see.
Are you or your parents handy? Running cables isn't typically too hard to do...

If you have to go wireless though, I'd make sure you have a solid wireless router firstly so that the signal your broadcasting is at least decent and reaches up to your room.

The card you put in your computer doesn't matter too much really.
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both ends matter, a lot.

i would still drill a hole tru a wall or two before going wireless.

better security,no drops/screwing around signal wise :)
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yeah I'll just nag my dad to get a wired connection lol. Saves me money too because we have cables a plenty. heh
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Check out powerline ethernet NCIX.com - Buy Trendnet TPL-401E2K 500MBS Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit - TRENDnet - TPL-401E2K - in Canada
Much better alternative to wifi.
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so uh...how does it work? XD
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plug 1 adapter in your wall by the router, and plug the second one in your room where ever you want ethernet, it runs through your electrical circuit.
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and it's as reliable as a wired connection?
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