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I have this wireless adapter myself. Works absolutely excellent. It's honestly a TON better than the Linksys Wireless G card that it replaced, which would drop signal even though its only 10 feet from the router (older house wiring in the way). That Rosewill card, I get full signal throughout the house, I don't even drop signal all the way down the road I live on.

It's available on Amazon still starting at $16.99 by the way. wink.gif

For a new router, I've got an Asus RT-N16. Although you very likely don't NEED anything that expensive, its been an absolutely solid router for me. My parents have the Asus RT-N12 as well, just doesn't have as many features is all.

I'd recommend the Asus RT-N12 plus that Linksys Wireless N card. You'll be good to go with that and save a good bit of money. If you want Gigabit wired though (and USB ports on the router for storage or print serving), then grab the RT-N16. Otherwise the 12 should do fine enough on its own.
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How about a usb adapter? I'm using asus usb-n10. Just plug it in the mobo io at the back and forget about it. You can even use a usb extension for a geater reception if your router is too far away.

From what I've heard, USB adapters take up CPU resources, therefore, aren't recommended for serious gaming.

Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy S.
    
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How about a usb adapter? I'm using asus usb-n10. Just plug it in the mobo io at the back and forget about it. You can even use a usb extension for a geater reception if your router is too far away.

From what I've heard, USB adapters take up CPU resources, therefore, aren't recommended for serious gaming.

Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy S.

The USB adapter that I'm using (posted above) uses 0% CPU usage. And that's on a Socket 754 Athlon64 3500+ at 2.4GHz with Windows 7 x64 (2GB of DDR333).
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I'm just telling him what I heard countless times, from other OCN regulars.

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i use some D-Link USB adapter on my laptop and its the best little device i have ever bought apart from it doesnt support dual band doh.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127244

i still get 150Mbps all over my two story house and through 1 or 2 solid concrete walls and floors thumb.gif that is how modern houses are made here smile.gif
 
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I think I prefer a card over USB.
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I think I prefer a card over USB.

yeah, i agree with a PC.. but just becarfull how you place your PC.. for example if you put it in the receptrical of the desk or tuck it away somewhere it can have poor reception.. for optimal bandwidth have your PC out in the open when using a card thumb.gif
 
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Pioneer is right, USB WIFI uses so little CPU these days it's not worth worrying about. WIFI lag on the other hand, can be. Seriously, unless something prevents you putting a wire in, wired is better for gaming, FAR less lag/latency. However, if you have to use wireless, then a USB stick, or card with detachable antenna are the best, so you can move the antenna to a spot with the best reception with extension cabling.
    
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How about a usb adapter? I'm using asus usb-n10. Just plug it in the mobo io at the back and forget about it. You can even use a usb extension for a geater reception if your router is too far away.

From what I've heard, USB adapters take up CPU resources, therefore, aren't recommended for serious gaming.

Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy S.

lol at taking up cpu resources! technically its true but, with cpu this days, its nothing.
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NETGEAR - Refurbished N600 Dual-Band Wireless-N Router with USB - WNDR3400-100NAR. 40 bucks from bestbuy. My buddy has been using it in his house and it runs perfect! never drops signal or anything out of the ordinary.
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