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Which wireless NIC should I get?

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November 30, 2009 12:19:08 AM

I am in the process of building my first PC and I am unsure of which kind of wireless NIC I should get. My computer is located in my room where there are no Ethernet jacks and there is no way I am punching holes through my walls to feed wire up to my room ha ha.
I have a N router that is one story down and a few feet away.
My computer will have Windows 7 installed onto it.
Which one should I get? Do I get a card that says N draft?
I have been seeing a lot that have the standard IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft. Does this mean they support B,G, and N?

Thanks!

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November 30, 2009 12:01:26 PM

Personally, I think it's worth it to punch holes in your walls or feed a long cable along the edges of your ceiling.
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January 5, 2010 9:20:17 AM

I would have to agree, in my experience I would rather punch a hole a run 100ft of cable than configure a wireless network that is gonna give mediocre performance... Just my honest opinion
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January 8, 2010 11:08:42 PM

ur not awnsering the OP question so why comment

I like linksys wireless cards they work great and fast if ur just useing em for internet it can handle speeds around 5 MB a sec if ur big with shareing files between computers run the wires if not then get this one

http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-Wireless-G-PCI-Adapter-WM...

ive had this in my desktop for a year now works great
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January 8, 2010 11:18:38 PM

ok well i just researched 802.11n and according to what i read u should get a nic of the same brand as your router to acheive the full speed that device has to offer and its not backwards compatible with 802.11 b and g so the nic i posted before wont work u need to get one for n
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January 9, 2010 7:20:35 AM

If you've got an N router, you may as well get a wireless NIC that is 802.11N compatible as well. Since 802.11n has been ratified, i would avoid products that say 'draft' N on them, as they will be utilizing older versions of the standard.

In any case, N is the way to go short of running cables. Stick with linksys, dlink, trendnet, all pretty reliable brands. I've had bad luck with netgear.
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