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This Foxconn wireless card Ive been using is absolute crap. It says its supports 54Mbps but it only connects at 11Mbps even though the signal strength is very high. It has huge lag spikes in games and adds about 50ms ping compared to my Xbox wireless adapter (yes it works with a PC). Itll give me inconsitent download rates and even time out loading a page with lots of images. Sometimes it will even randomly disconnect from the network. The Intel wireless in my 3 year old Dell laptop runs circles around my desktops card. I even went to Foxconn's page to check for any drivers updates. None. Figures

So anyway Im looking to get a new one, I like this US Robitics card since they have a good reputation and it got better reviews that the Linksys cards.
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post #2 of 6
Look at the Netgear Options, they make some v.good products and work well, be these USB, PCI or routing devices... plus they have a very good and active support group.
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Take a look at some Belkin products. I've yet to have a problem with any wireless equipment from them.
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I went with the USR card and it was like going from dialup to broadband all over again. Web pages load a lot quicker (especially with pictures), it actually connects at 54Mbps and I can actually play online without lag spikes. I was even able to play BF1942 on a European server without lag.
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anything linksys IMO is the best.....had alot of netgear products die on me....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bluedevil
anything linksys IMO is the best.....had alot of netgear products die on me....
Umm I already got the card. I was just posting the results
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