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It is about time I replace my DWA-142. It is really starting to make me angry on a daily basis, and here is why:

Frequently, my taskbar internet icon says, "Limited Connectivity". When I click on "Troubleshoot problems", Windows restarts the adapter and the problem is solved for maybe an hour or two until my adapter decides to piss me off once more. My adapter has a different manufacturer firmware, but even before when I was able to use the latest official D-Link firmware, it still had this problem.

In Steam games, such as TF2 and CSS, I randomly get much choke (around the 1 - 9 range) and loss (usually 1 - 3), and frequent ping spikes. My rates are properly set:
cl_updaterate 101
cl_cmdrate 101
cl_smooth 1
cl_smoothtime 0.02
cl_interp 0.02
cl_interp_ratio 1
rate 300000

Even with several other rate settings, I still randomly get constant choke and sometimes loss in Source games. It really makes me frustrated because before, with an older adapter and router, I was able to get 0 choke and 0 loss always.

Throughout the past year or two I have been having these problems. I highly believe my adapter is causing these problems, and it must be replaced.

Does anyone know of a good wireless N adapter to buy (that isn't too expensive) that will work properly with a D-Link DIR 655?

I really want to use my PCI-Express slot, and I was thinking of maybe purchasing this adapter? http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-DWA-556-Express-Desktop-Adapter/dp/B000N4WRFY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1321215612&sr=1-1
Edited by Bloodroke - 11/13/11 at 12:26pm
    
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