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Need help with wireless card specs

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April 13, 2012 9:19:16 AM

Hey guys,

I've been planning to buy a wireless card for my desktop for over a year now and I think I'm finally going to go through with it just for the convenience. I'm pretty knowledgeable in hardware with the exception of networking.

I've already decided I want to go the PCI route because I hate having USB devices protruding from my tower. I just need a little guidance with specs. What am I shooting for to get great performance out of a wireless card?

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April 13, 2012 4:18:56 PM

samtheham1 said:
Hey guys,

I've been planning to buy a wireless card for my desktop for over a year now and I think I'm finally going to go through with it just for the convenience. I'm pretty knowledgeable in hardware with the exception of networking.

I've already decided I want to go the PCI route because I hate having USB devices protruding from my tower. I just need a little guidance with specs. What am I shooting for to get great performance out of a wireless card?


Depending on the distance, interference, and content you will be sending/receiving I would go with a wireless N network card. Secondly, the type of antenna used. I prefer a WNIC that has an external SMA connector so I can connect different types of antennas if needed. So for example if you wanted to use a directional antenna instead of an omni antenna you could swap it out.
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