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June 25, 2012 4:08:05 AM

Right now I have a Belkin USB Wireless adapter 150mbps and Its running from 29 to 58 mbps. I'm wanting to get an adapter that will allow me to play online games and watch 1080p videos smoothly. I have a Cisco wireless router that is 300mbps. Connecting directly to router isnt an option because Im upstairs. So my questian is will this adapter suit my needs? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thanks!

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June 25, 2012 12:06:11 PM

That's what's known as a wireless ethernet bridge (aka, client bridge, or gaming adapter). Yes it will work. Just realize that you need to connect it to an ethernet port on your desktop/laptop (presumably you have one).

[wireless router]<-- wireless -->[tew-687ga](lan)<-- wire -->(lan)[desktop/laptop]

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June 25, 2012 2:03:35 PM

Reviews for that product are very poor.

Look at the newegg reviews.
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June 25, 2012 7:50:08 PM

Oh ok thanks for replying. What adapter would you recommend for my needs. I'm pretty far away from my router
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June 26, 2012 6:31:21 AM

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June 26, 2012 12:38:45 PM

There are many of these wireless ethernet bridges to choose from. All are basically the same, and as I said, are sold under various descriptions (client bridge, client mode, gaming adapter). There are even wireless routers that can be reconfigured into a wireless ethernet bridge using either the stock or third party firmware (e.g., dd-wrt/tomato). So lots of options, and widely varying prices.

To be honest, $80 for that Trendnet seems excessive. With some careful shopping, you should be able to find one in the $20-30 range. The only advantage that particular Trendnet offers is 450Mbps (theoretically), but that's probably overkill. You'd still need a matching 450Mbps capable wireless router (more likely you have 300Mbps or even 150Mbps).

I’m not making a specific endorsement (since I don’t own most of these), but here are just a few examples, each with pluses and minuses in terms of pricing, portability, extra features, etc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (was $20 a few days ago, price increased)
http://www.buy.com/prod/zyxel-mwr102-wireless-n-pocket-... (was $20 a few days ago, price increased)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (was $30 w/ $10 gift card a few days ago, price increased).

So timing is everything as far as pricing.
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