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Whats a good wireless adapter for gaming?

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July 23, 2013 8:57:50 PM

I'll be using a desktop obviously and I would love to use an ethernet cable instead of a wireless adapter but I don't know if i really can seeing as my desktop will be like 15-20ft away from the router. I've been looking around and I've been seeing big ass adapters like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Have absolutely no idea exactly what it is and what it does and how it works (lol) like do you like sit it next to your desktop and connect it somehow and does it like deliver high quality speed internet? Anyway I've also seen just these tiny network cards that you just put in the PCI slot on the motherboard are those worth getting and do they deliver enough performance for gaming?

Anyway my other option would just to get a long ethernet cable and just run it threw the floor on the ground i guess, and just connect it to the router cause my router is at the back of my tv, which is quite annoying. But i dont know where to get a long ethernet cable like that so if anyone can find a cheap one that works well that would be nice. But then again idk what the best option is here.

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July 23, 2013 9:06:27 PM

The PCI cards work fine for the most part. It really depends a lot on what your router is. Is it wireless G capable? What are your isp speeds? Most normal online gaming should be ok with an older wireless N PCI card but if you want top performance and your internet is fast and reliable enough you will want to get a router and card with the newest capabilities.
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July 23, 2013 9:09:46 PM

gity69 said:
The PCI cards work fine for the most part. It really depends a lot on what your router is. Is it wireless G capable? What are your isp speeds? Most normal online gaming should be ok with an older wireless N PCI card but if you want top performance and your internet is fast and reliable enough you will want to get a router and card with the newest capabilities.


I got some Dlink router http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solutions/connect/route... thats what it is. and my ISP Comcast (using their xfinity thing) and im paying for like 50mbps download speed and 20mbps upload speed
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July 23, 2013 9:22:26 PM

You should be fine with any PCI card that has this IEEE 802.11b/g/n your router supports it. i recommend PCI because those large usb are unnecessary and take up space as your only 20 ft. from router. A fun thing to do is use speedtest.net to measure the differences between wireless and wired connections (and also see your your ISP is keeping you up to speed.)

Edit: I should add at my house my room mates and I all use wireless for the most part but when its time for the serious competition we bust out the fifty foot ethernet cables lol.
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July 23, 2013 9:36:01 PM

gity69 said:
You should be fine with any PCI card that has this IEEE 802.11b/g/n your router supports it. i recommend PCI because those large usb are unnecessary and take up space as your only 20 ft. from router. A fun thing to do is use speedtest.net to measure the differences between wireless and wired connections (and also see your your ISP is keeping you up to speed.)

Edit: I should add at my house my room mates and I all use wireless for the most part but when its time for the serious competition we bust out the fifty foot ethernet cables lol.


Yea ok and yea i do use speedtest.net like every day and check my speeds and tbh comcast is kinda lacking im usually getting 30mbps download or lower and a 10mbps upload, but i kinda think its just cause im using a laptop that is connected via wifi so idk.

Edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is that decent enough?
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July 23, 2013 9:44:36 PM

Yeah, looks good. I have rosewill adapter and have installed them in build for friends just make sure you have an open PCI express 1.1 slot.
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July 23, 2013 10:38:18 PM

NeoKorean said:
gity69 said:
You should be fine with any PCI card that has this IEEE 802.11b/g/n your router supports it. i recommend PCI because those large usb are unnecessary and take up space as your only 20 ft. from router. A fun thing to do is use speedtest.net to measure the differences between wireless and wired connections (and also see your your ISP is keeping you up to speed.)

Edit: I should add at my house my room mates and I all use wireless for the most part but when its time for the serious competition we bust out the fifty foot ethernet cables lol.


Yea ok and yea i do use speedtest.net like every day and check my speeds and tbh comcast is kinda lacking im usually getting 30mbps download or lower and a 10mbps upload, but i kinda think its just cause im using a laptop that is connected via wifi so idk.

Edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is that decent enough?


bad choice ,

Get ONLY AC/a/b/g/n Wifi today .. for Range they are better. and ALL , ALL new devices have AC wifi .. from Phones to tablets to every thing.

dont get low wifi card

this is your best choice

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

dont get anything less. you wil regret it.

I know it is 95 $ but it is 10000% worth it.

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July 24, 2013 12:16:04 PM

SNA3 said:
NeoKorean said:
gity69 said:
You should be fine with any PCI card that has this IEEE 802.11b/g/n your router supports it. i recommend PCI because those large usb are unnecessary and take up space as your only 20 ft. from router. A fun thing to do is use speedtest.net to measure the differences between wireless and wired connections (and also see your your ISP is keeping you up to speed.)

Edit: I should add at my house my room mates and I all use wireless for the most part but when its time for the serious competition we bust out the fifty foot ethernet cables lol.


Yea ok and yea i do use speedtest.net like every day and check my speeds and tbh comcast is kinda lacking im usually getting 30mbps download or lower and a 10mbps upload, but i kinda think its just cause im using a laptop that is connected via wifi so idk.

Edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is that decent enough?


bad choice ,

Get ONLY AC/a/b/g/n Wifi today .. for Range they are better. and ALL , ALL new devices have AC wifi .. from Phones to tablets to every thing.

dont get low wifi card

this is your best choice

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

dont get anything less. you wil regret it.

I know it is 95 $ but it is 10000% worth it.



Meh i think thats a bit overkill id rather get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Its only $34 and delivers 5ghz of frequency band i think that card u posted is overkill and not needed
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July 24, 2013 1:38:53 PM

Yeah lots of overkill imo. You will notice you will have up to 65 mbps connection on your wireless device with that card (i like the second one you picked more) so really you will be limited by isp or minor signal interference. No need to spend that much cash for a short connection. Also you may need to change your router settings to force a G connection if you are not getting it by default.

Edit: Sorry I meant n not g, let me refer you to the thread I started when getting advice to making my own wireless network better.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/42135-42-need-buildin...
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July 24, 2013 2:21:02 PM

NeoKorean said:
SNA3 said:
NeoKorean said:
gity69 said:
You should be fine with any PCI card that has this IEEE 802.11b/g/n your router supports it. i recommend PCI because those large usb are unnecessary and take up space as your only 20 ft. from router. A fun thing to do is use speedtest.net to measure the differences between wireless and wired connections (and also see your your ISP is keeping you up to speed.)

Edit: I should add at my house my room mates and I all use wireless for the most part but when its time for the serious competition we bust out the fifty foot ethernet cables lol.


Yea ok and yea i do use speedtest.net like every day and check my speeds and tbh comcast is kinda lacking im usually getting 30mbps download or lower and a 10mbps upload, but i kinda think its just cause im using a laptop that is connected via wifi so idk.

Edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is that decent enough?


bad choice ,

Get ONLY AC/a/b/g/n Wifi today .. for Range they are better. and ALL , ALL new devices have AC wifi .. from Phones to tablets to every thing.

dont get low wifi card

this is your best choice

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

dont get anything less. you wil regret it.

I know it is 95 $ but it is 10000% worth it.



Meh i think thats a bit overkill id rather get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Its only $34 and delivers 5ghz of frequency band i think that card u posted is overkill and not needed


gity69 said:
Yeah lots of overkill imo. You will notice you will have up to 65 mbps connection on your wireless device with that card (i like the second one you picked more) so really you will be limited by isp or minor signal interference. No need to spend that much cash for a short connection. Also you may need to change your router settings to force a G connection if you are not getting it by default.

Edit: Sorry I meant n not g, let me refer you to the thread I started when getting advice to making my own wireless network better.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/42135-42-need-buildin...


asus are very well known in strong signal and coverage and speed.

it is about the chipset also and the coverage . not only about the band.

I can show you 2 wifi same specs , one loose signal and stutter and the other reach perfectly.

and that Roswell is not AC , it is a/b/g/n



do you think Asus is for 95$ for nothing ?

dont buy cheap stuff.
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