Help Me Choose Wireless Card? Tags: Wireless Routers D-Link Windows 7 Wireless Networking Product Last response: November 6, 2011 9:46 PM in Wireless Networking Share petewe November 6, 2011 3:32:52 PM I own a D-Link DIR-655 Router: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I'm looking for a wireless card, and narrowed it down to these two. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I'm on windows 7 32-bit, and main usage would be for gaming and occasional surfing. Need some insight on which I should choose, and why. Thanks. More about : choose wireless card Ubrales a b F Wireless a b $ Windows 7 November 6, 2011 9:02:28 PM Welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums! The Linksys WMP600N is the ideal choice. I have three of these cards in 3 desktop computers. Win 7 and Vista systems. Working flawlessly for periods ranging from 16 months to 23 months. On the Win 7, we play COD, Black Ops, FSX using this wireless card. No issues ever. Very easy installation. petewe November 6, 2011 9:32:44 PM Are you on an N network? And is your router dual band? I feel as if that would be a significant part of the linksys to be working well. Also what is the signal strength, and how far is your card from your router? Since my router is not a dual band, I'd imagine it wouldn't work as well. The dlink has 1 additional antenna and uses a pci-e slot instead. Would that have a positive impact in the signal strength or connection speed at all? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Ubrales a b F Wireless a b $ Windows 7 November 6, 2011 9:46:26 PM Yes dual band and 'N' router as I mentioned. The signal strength is excellent (max bars). The distance from the router to the farthest computer (Win 7) is 30 feet, and the signal has to go through 3 walls (drywall). The Vista computer is about 25 feet away and the signal has to go through 4 walls (drywall) and one wood desk, and one door. I am very satisfied with Linksys and decline to comment on DLink. I even bought two Linksys wireless USB Adapters. Both working well. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHelp me choose an antenna for wireless pci card ForumReplacing/upgrading graphics card . Please help me choose ! ForumHelp me choose a laptop please ForumHelp me choose GPU and PSU in Dell XPS8100. ForumPlease help me choose !!!! If you love hardware you'll really get a kick out of t ForumHelp me choose between two laptops, two purposes!! I'm a rookie! ForumHelp me choose , please. ForumHelp me choose please. ForumHelp me choose the right motherboard for the build. ForumHelp me choose between two system configurations! ForumPlease help me choose my gaming pc build =D ForumHelp me choose a PC ForumHow to Choose Connection (Wired or Wireless ) on Desktop Computer? ForumHelp me to choose my Video Card ForumHelp me choose video card ForumI need help unlocking my boost moble zte n86009.11 model ForumSetting up a wireless printer to a wireless router to print from all pcs toms ha ForumI have a TV tuner card and Wifi router. Can I transmit the TV signal through Wif ForumWireless connection suddenly stopped working Forum[Solved] Weaker signal WITH wireless repeater. More resources Read discussions in other Wireless Networking categories Configuration Security Connectivity !