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October 9, 2013 11:02:36 AM

Hi I use a wireless connection (sadly) and I wish to improve it this is what I currently have a 300mb/s wireless adapter from belkin but I'm not getting the connection I should so can someone suggest a pci network card (which I'm assuming is better) for a reasonable price £30/40$
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October 9, 2013 11:09:07 AM

PCI-E is not 'always better'.

What kind of connection are you getting to the router?
What connection speed do you get from the ISP?
How far away from the router, and what is in between?
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October 9, 2013 11:22:45 AM

USAFRet said:
PCI-E is not 'always better'.

What kind of connection are you getting to the router?
What connection speed do you get from the ISP?
How far away from the router, and what is in between?


ranges from 80 to very rarely 144.5mb/s I supposedly get 60mb/s from my isp and I am one floor up from my router so the ceiling is between it and my adapter
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October 9, 2013 11:37:09 AM

Eamon Burns 99 said:
USAFRet said:
PCI-E is not 'always better'.

What kind of connection are you getting to the router?
What connection speed do you get from the ISP?
How far away from the router, and what is in between?


ranges from 80 to very rarely 144.5mb/s I supposedly get 60mb/s from my isp and I am one floor up from my router so the ceiling is between it and my adapter


That is actually not bad!
1. Routers generally radiate out and down.
2. "300Mbps" is often misadvertised. To get true (theoretical) 300Mbps speed, you need a MIMO router and antenna. 2 or more actual antennas, as the device linked above.
On each data stream (up and down), you'll get 150Mbps. 150+150=300.

Also, remember that the 300 (or 150, etc) is a theoretical speed, under ideal conditions. You getting 144Mbps is certainly within the ballpark.
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