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Which N wireless adapter should I purchase?

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January 17, 2010 1:32:15 AM

I built a new computer and the only thing I need now is a wireless adapter. I would like to purchase one that can go into a PCI slot and is a N. The problem is, I don't know which one I should purchase. It has to be compatible with Windows 7 Professional 64bit and a WRT350 N Linksys Router. I'm a gamer and my computer is located a floor above the router and about 50ft away. Any suggestions?

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January 17, 2010 4:05:19 AM

I would stick with the same brand as the router for simplicity and compatibility.

Whether you will be happy with gaming over wireless is something you should consider -- there's an inherent loss with wireless and you are likely to encounter further loss if operating near the (realistic) limit of the wireless.
January 27, 2010 4:59:19 PM

As it's the same brand and both are N I'm sure it will work. Price is a bit steep -- perhaps the reduction brings it more in line.

I'd still caution you about using wireless for gaming -- especially at the limit of range.