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i have one of these adapters : http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...duct_Id=186910
for use in my laptop, it came with this router : http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...duct_Id=186900
i now want to add another PC to my home network, but all i can find is this controller :
http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...duct_Id=186938

as i already have a netwrok card, i just want to buy the controller on its own but cant seem to find any. I dont want to pay for another adapter that is of no use to me.
any suggestions.?
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post #2 of 11
I dont understand what you are wanting to do??

are you wanting to add another laptop that doesnt have wireless?

are you wanting to add a desktop pc that doesnt have wireless?

or are you simply wanting to add a pc wired into your network?
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post #3 of 11
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Ted, i have built a new PC, and want to connect it to the internet. wireless.
i have a network card, but don't have the Pci adapter card.
i can only find the 2 available together, i want to buy just the adapter to keep the cost down.
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post #4 of 11
Ok the Pre-N is really for the range you can use it at, which for a laptop is what you want. But you can just use a basic G desktop card for your new build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127145
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post #5 of 11
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i think Belkin also make these, maybe they are compatible with my Pre N set up ?
the PC that it will go into will be in an upstairs bedroom. the router is in the room below. will it have enough signal , and speed for gaming online ?
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post #6 of 11
Yep if you want to stick with belkin than something like this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833314313
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post #7 of 11
They are all compatible, it's just how far they go. Will any cheap card work well (it will almost certainly work, just how well)? Well, that depends on what your house is made of, way it's arranged, etc. I'm guessing yes since it doesn't seem far. Did I mention wired will pwn and not be iffy like wireless?

Edit: BTW if you don't get an adapter from the exact same family (not just same brand!) it will be just like buying another brand. I can say right now older G belkins have totally different guts compared to the pre-N ones. Probably the only reason to stick to the same brand would be if you plan to call Belkin support alot or something.
post #8 of 11
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cheers guys, thanks for the links Marshall.
I am thinking about getting "m1ke's" bedroom wired in, cos i agree wired would be better. its just the difficulty of getting a wire up through the bedroom floor. (discretely)
there is a way, i just havn't thought of it yet.

but i take the point about compatibility, thanks.
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cheers guys, thanks for the links Marshall.
I am thinking about getting "m1ke's" bedroom wired in, cos i agree wired would be better. its just the difficulty of getting a wire up through the bedroom floor. (discretely)
there is a way, i just havn't thought of it yet.
A wire fish and drill have never failed me, interior walls (walls without insultion) are much easier.
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post #10 of 11
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yeah, its not the "doing" that's the problem, its the "hiding", my missus will freak out if i don't bury or hide the cable.
i'm workin' on it.
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