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Wireless adapter dropping connection

I have a problem with my wireless adapter dropping the connection and lag spikes. Every couple minutes I'm unable to load web pages for a few seconds, and when I'm playing a game online it just lags out for a few seconds and I experience very high latency. I know it's not the router because my other computer and my phone don't have any problems with the wifi, and I've tried 2 different routers. I've tried reinstalling it, reinstalling the drivers, and multiple different drivers. I do notice different download speeds with the different drivers but nothing fixes the problem. The adapter is a ENCORE ENEWI-2XN42 PCI Express Wireless N300 Adapter, 2dBi, and it's listed as a Realtek RTL8192CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC on my device manager. If anyone has any suggestions I would be very grateful. Thank you.
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  1. Do you have the latest drivers installed?
  2. Yes I do currently
  3. I see this sort of thing all the time, powerful sounding wireless adapters with high Mbps that leave much to be desired.
  4. usmc1371 said:
    I have a problem with my wireless adapter dropping the connection and lag spikes. Every couple minutes I'm unable to load web pages for a few seconds, and when I'm playing a game online it just lags out for a few seconds and I experience very high latency. I know it's not the router because my other computer and my phone don't have any problems with the wifi, and I've tried 2 different routers. I've tried reinstalling it, reinstalling the drivers, and multiple different drivers. I do notice different download speeds with the different drivers but nothing fixes the problem. The adapter is a ENCORE ENEWI-2XN42 PCI Express Wireless N300 Adapter, 2dBi, and it's listed as a Realtek RTL8192CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC on my device manager. If anyone has any suggestions I would be very grateful. Thank you.
  5. I have the same adapter and same problem as USMC1371 and no solution. akonobi's response was really helpful though.
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    FTG1955, I tried everything I could to get it to work, no luck. The company never responded to my emails so I eventually just bought a TP-Link TL-WN951N 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter from amazon.com for 30 bucks and it's worked great for me.
  7. Cool that is a nice adapter!
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