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Need a new PCI-E x1 card with good range

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December 27, 2012 4:13:24 PM

I still live in my parent's house, so I can't control where the router is, and I can't route a 100ft ethernet cable throughout the house. My dad is about to kick me out of his office, and the only other place I can go is on the entire opposite side of the house from the router with no ethernet ports near. I obviously need a solution. I don't have any PCI slots, only PCI-E x1. My router isn't anything fancy, so I don't need monster speeds. I do want N though. We're going to change routers soon, and once again I have no control over it, and I don't know if it will be B, G, N, or what. I just want a card that will be able to make up the difference in router quality so I can hopefully get a solid connection from upstairs through a couple walls. I don't want to spend over $30 if possible. As long as I'm getting < 50 ping in games and 2mbps+ download speeds I am fine. My router/ISP is the real limit there. Thanks for the help. :p 

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December 27, 2012 4:33:52 PM

A $30 budget is tight for a good network card and you can get cards for $30 and less but you do know that the less you spend the lower the quality.
If your parents are going to upgrade soon to a new router and they currently have a b/g/n router now it might make sense for them the go with the new tech that is now being sold.

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

This is an example of the new type of routers that have a new wireless band called Ac and it is much more powerful than the N band. This would be the adapter to use with that router.

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

However that totally blows your $30 budget but does give you outstanding signal strength and wireless internet speed.
This would be what your looking for with the $30 budget.

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...
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January 2, 2013 2:52:14 PM

inzone said:
A $30 budget is tight for a good network card and you can get cards for $30 and less but you do know that the less you spend the lower the quality.
If your parents are going to upgrade soon to a new router and they currently have a b/g/n router now it might make sense for them the go with the new tech that is now being sold.

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

This is an example of the new type of routers that have a new wireless band called Ac and it is much more powerful than the N band. This would be the adapter to use with that router.

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

However that totally blows your $30 budget but does give you outstanding signal strength and wireless internet speed.
This would be what your looking for with the $30 budget.

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...


Haha if only I had control over what router they got, that would be awesome. Thanks alot, I'll be getting one of the things you recommended. I just need it across the house, not the block :p 
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January 2, 2013 2:52:27 PM

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