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For any serious internetting, you definitely do not want a USB network adapter. They hog too many CPU resources and can ruin your game experience.

They do?

I'm currently using my HTC Hero as my wifi adapter via the HTC RNDIS driver..
A side from my router being poop it actually seems to work quite nicely


And OP, I'd go with a PCI/e card they are pretty cheap and a lot less hassle then the USB route thumb.gif
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post #12 of 33
Buy this. I've had experience with a bunch of wireless adapters and PCI/E cards. This takes the cake out of all of them. No frills, no fancy pants program and runs flawlessly with my speeds.

My internet is 40down/5up.
With this adapter about 60 feet from the router I get
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One thing to note though is the flashing green indicator, which may be a deal breaker for some tongue.gif
post #13 of 33
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They do?
I'm currently using my HTC Hero as my wifi adapter via the HTC RNDIS driver..
A side from my router being poop it actually seems to work quite nicely
And OP, I'd go with a PCI/e card they are pretty cheap and a lot less hassle then the USB route thumb.gif

More often than not, you'll get network lag in large games - most notable in FPS games. I used to get pretty bad frame stutter (drops to 30, from +120) with a USB adapter; I switched to a PCI adapter and that all changed.

PS
Have a look at the free slots on your motherboard. You won't notice a difference with PCI Express vs standard PCI. For example, I can't use another PCI-E slot on my board, without strangling my video card of air - so I'm using standard PCI.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 2/11/12 at 2:21pm
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post #14 of 33
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Any of you guys got any recommendations for a PCI/PCIe Adapter?

I did a power search on the egg and selected all pci/pcie cards and most of the top ones are rosewill. What do you think?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166021

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166073
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Without a doubt the second one. The first one is only wireless g while the second one is wireless n (g is limited to 54Mbps and n is limited to 300Mbps)
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Without a doubt the second one. The first one is only wireless g while the second one is wireless n (g is limited to 54Mbps and n is limited to 300Mbps)

this^^, definatley go with any adapter that is 802.11n standard and has a datra transfer upto 300Mbps as most modern routers this is the avergae so you will have optimum rate so that would be the second. if you went with the first which is is only b and g and your router supports wireless N and upto 300Mbps, you will looes out heavily on bandwidth as your link would run at the lowest speed which in this case would be 54Mbps..

also by using a PCIe/PCI card best performance is having your rig up on a desk instead of the recess of a desk or tucked away, this cuases obstruction of the signal as a wall would so thats something to think about.. its one advantage USB dongles have an advantage as with a cable you can move the trandsciecer arround and find the best spot for best signal/ less interference smile.gif
 
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PCI cards can be nice but with certain motherboards it just depends on what your eventual PC configuration will be. These days USB adapters are just fine, and in most cases pci wifi cards can restrict or complicate SLI and crossfire spacing especially if your planning to use multiple triple slot cards. I have a PCI wireless N dual band card but its going to be a hassle when I install my second Asus Direct CU II 7970.

Thats why the computer god invented pci flexible cables biggrin.gif
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Buy this. I've had experience with a bunch of wireless adapters and PCI/E cards. This takes the cake out of all of them. No frills, no fancy pants program and runs flawlessly with my speeds.
My internet is 40down/5up.
With this adapter about 60 feet from the router I get135One thing to note though is the flashing green indicator, which may be a deal breaker for some tongue.gif

FASTEST INTERNET EVER sonic.gif

this is mine
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PCI cards can be nice but with certain motherboards it just depends on what your eventual PC configuration will be. These days USB adapters are just fine, and in most cases pci wifi cards can restrict or complicate SLI and crossfire spacing especially if your planning to use multiple triple slot cards. I have a PCI wireless N dual band card but its going to be a hassle when I install my second Asus Direct CU II 7970.

Thats why the computer god invented pci flexible cables biggrin.gif
how does that work exactly?

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I had 2 GTX560's, a Titanium HD and a PCI wi-fi card - no problems rolleyes.gif
same here except I used to have a pair of 460's . smile.gif

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