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

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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    reach from my basement to my upstairs


    what do you mean by upstairs? 2nd floor, 3rd floor, or 4th floor

    if it is more than two floors you might need a repeater.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833389021

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166073
  2. 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=N82E16833704133

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320113

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156054

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124342

    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.
  3. Emerald said:
    Quote:
    reach from my basement to my upstairs


    what do you mean by upstairs? 2nd floor, 3rd floor, or 4th floor

    if it is more than two floors you might need a repeater.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833389021

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166073


    I have a one floor then steps to my basement so 2 story I guess.
  4. If you get a card with three antenna then you would get better signal strength.
  5. So which one is the best out of all the one's you guys just posted.
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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=N82E16833704133&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4176827&SID=mct6adj9u3ie
  7. 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=N82E16833704133&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4176827&SID=mct6adj9u3ie


    I have 2 pci-e slots available and i think 2 pci slots available. Yes I'm keeping the router.
  8. Best answer selected by Jordannn15.
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