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The wifi N adapter i have now it absolutley horrible. Lags like no other and TERRIBLE speeds. When i tether my iPhone's wifi modem i get faster internet. Its pathetic.

OK My router is a SMC SMCWGBR14-n

I need a GOOD WIRELESS N Adapter (USB) That will be compatible with this router.

I was about to buy this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833166055
But i was looking for some input first.

I need something that has some range... router is 2 floors down. If the iPhone can do it, there MUST be a USB adapter that can also.
    
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How's your reception?
where's the router situated?
Any wireless devices that might interfere close to you?
What Usb port are you using.
Go to device manager and see if its a hub or a port and not sharing any power with other devices.
Try using one of the back ports
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The current one is PCI. my house phone is near but i tried moving it away and nothing..
Router is 2 floors down in the basement. But my laptop nor phone have trouble conneting.
    
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The current one is PCI. my house phone is near but i tried moving it away and nothing..
Router is 2 floors down in the basement. But my laptop nor phone have trouble conneting.
can you set Wpa-2 with Aes on your current adapter? move the router out of the basement. The adapter might have trouble reaching it. Basement not a good place for a wireless
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WPA-2 is enabled. Don't know what AES is. But the router has to be in the basement, near the servers, modem and hub.
    
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AES is the type of encryption that you enabled. Are your antennas on the router replaceable? If they are try getting bigger antennas so that they reach throughout the whole house
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iCrap, you best option is to get an extender / repeater. I use

one at home and it works flawlessly.

To tag team with that, I set my mom up with adapter and it also has yet to ever drop connection or fail at any point

A two floor distance is quite large, an extender should fix that right up with ease ^^
    
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don't buy that extender. You can buy a brand new router with the same price that is DD WRT compatible and be able to turn it into a wireless repeater. DD WRT is a custom firmware for your router that allows dozens of settings to be changed
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Yea i know about DD WRT, i tried that before with some routers i have laying around. IM still convinced though, that a good card will be able to get the signal. My laptop can flawlessly.
    
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