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Need help new to this! What wifi card should I get for my desktop?

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December 26, 2012 6:22:14 PM

Okay so like I said I'm new to this I've mostly only had gaming laptops and now that I have a gaming desktop the room with my router is to cluttered for my pc to be in there so I can't have a wired connection. So I need a wifi card that will be able to reach from my basement to my upstairs. Router is Linksys E2000 if you needed to know that and my budget is perferrably under $50 but I can spend more if I need to. Thanks!

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a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2012 7:00:38 PM

The distance from the basement to a second floor is a good ways to go and you may need a wireless extender if you are not getting a good enough connection.
With a desktop at least youe not limited to a usb adapter and a pci or pci-e slot card would be the best option. It may cost a bit more but for gaming you need a strong signal.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both pci and pci-e slot cards are listed so depending on what slot you have available you can choose. You have a better chance of getting a good signal with two or three antennas then a single one or a usb adapter.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2012 7:58:34 PM

If you get a card with three antenna then you would get better signal strength.
December 26, 2012 8:27:37 PM

So which one is the best out of all the one's you guys just posted.

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a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2012 8:45:33 PM
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What do you have for an available slot on your motherboard ? Pci or Pci-e ?
Do you have any plans on upgrading the router or are you sticking with it for quite a while ?

If your keeping the router and you have a Pci-e slot available then the one linked below is what I would go with.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 26, 2012 8:54:18 PM

inzone said:
What do you have for an available slot on your motherboard ? Pci or Pci-e ?
Do you have any plans on upgrading the router or are you sticking with it for quite a while ?

If your keeping the router and you have a Pci-e slot available then the one linked below is what I would go with.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I have 2 pci-e slots available and i think 2 pci slots available. Yes I'm keeping the router.
December 26, 2012 11:16:35 PM

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