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As title states, I have a need for a wireless adapter card - never purchased one before. Probably going with USB - Would be going into the sig rig, which has USB 3.0 if that matters?

Any suggestions? Need a card kind of quickly and hoping to get one which has good price vs. performance. Ultimate cheapness is not necessary, but I certainly dont need a top of the line one. Just something that wont make my latency in diablo 3 terrible smile.gif
Edited by d3v0 - 5/6/12 at 9:20am
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I don't have a recommendation for PCI Express wireless adapter, but I could recommend a USB wireless adapter I use for online gaming.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166056

Very happy with it. Works wonderfully, and still provides good latency in games like CS:S.
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USB, not PCI. Better signal and if something does go wrong you can just unplug it and plug it back in again. I use this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704045

And I can still pull <20ms ping from TF2 servers 150 miles away, and back in my old place where I had 25mbit internet I was pulling 22-23mbit with only 3-4 bars.

The only thing is you have to use the generic Atheros drivers since the ones TP-Link provides are problematic.
    
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Updated OP and +1'd you, Thanks guys. really the key here is power of the signal, as I will be located quite some distance from the actual router.
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Okay. Deciiding between the USB one liked by Nathris and an ethernet one by TrendNet

TP-Link USB 2.0 adapter $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704045

OR

This one is on sale for $25 shipped and is connected via ethernet, like a boss

TrendNet Wireless Gaming N Adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156258

Please help I gotta buy one today! haha.

Edit: it appears the trendnet has terrible range, which is exactly the strong point of the TP link. Just wish it had a bit more power, but I will be located white a ways away from my adapter for the diablo iii marathon week my buddy and I are planning at his house haha
Edited by d3v0 - 5/9/12 at 5:55am
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I'd say aslong as you can get about 4+ bars from the Router and your syncing at a decent linkspeed you should be fine.

I've used several TP-Link adapters and recommend it to others. IT's cheap and it does the job perfectly fine.
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Originally Posted by d3v0 View Post

which has USB 3.0 if that matters?

It doesn't. USB 2 is half duplex, same as WIFI. USB 3 is full duplex.
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USB, not PCI. Better signal and if something does go wrong you can just unplug it and plug it back in again. I use this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704045
And I can still pull <20ms ping from TF2 servers 150 miles away, and back in my old place where I had 25mbit internet I was pulling 22-23mbit with only 3-4 bars.
The only thing is you have to use the generic Atheros drivers since the ones TP-Link provides are problematic.

I have the same adapter and it work perfectly.
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post #10 of 13
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Awesome. Ordered the TP link. +1 for the help!
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