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I am currently building a new PC, and realized that I need a wireless adapter. Am wondering if a USB adapter is sufficient, or if I should be going out and buying an actual wifi card? And either way does anyone have any particular models they would recommend? @ Home I'm going through 2 drywall walls and a wooden desk, and @ school I am going through 1~2 concrete walls.

Any advice would be great, thanks!
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I'd buy an actual wireless card, purely for neatness and there's less chance of damaging or losing a PCI card than there is a USB stick.

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Ok, cool. Any recommendations?
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I've tried a good few, I'm 2 floors from the router with a thick limestone wall in-between. Using a D-Link DWA 160 dongle atm and I have no complaints, 4 bars and I don't recall it dropping out really.. The D-Link drivers are also in the windows driver library by default so it's just plug in and away you go smile.gif Have got other dongles and cards around the house but this one seems to have the best range on it.

I will say avoid the netgear dongles at all costs, they have been a pain in the arse every time I've had to deal with them.

Does the job and they are cheap linkypoo. Mine came with a little stand and long extension too smile.gif
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Thanks for the advice. I'm leaning towards a dongle, as I really only need wireless when I'm at home. When @ school I forgot that I can easily wire in, and when I decide to get my own place there is no way in hell I won't be wiring in my tower.
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