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Best wireless adapter for my situation?

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I am about 25-26 feet away from my wireless modem with my modem around the corner and on the other side of a wall. Not a whole lot of electronics between me and the modem right now either.

Currently I am using a netgear wireless modem which is especially bad due to not having the option to turn off NAT. Therefore I have yet to figure out how to plug my old D-link Dir-655 Router.

I need a wireless adapter (usb or pci) for gaming. I know wireless will never touch on wired for gaming, but I must make due for now.

Final note, after I exchange this wireless modem for a standard one from my provider for the sake of using a router.. I have no issues purchasing a new router to meet the standards of whatever wireless adapter I purchase.

So on that note, can anyone help me out here? A friend has recommended a Linksys AE3000, another one recommended a Netgear WNDA3100.

I am a complete novice when it comes to wireless networking, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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i use the netgear wnda3100, i think i paid $20 for it on newegg they had refurbs. still works great after a year.
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Can anyone comment on the reliability of power-line networking?
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Can anyone comment on the reliability of power-line networking?

 

The kits are great, normally get at least 100 mbit connections, but the best I've got out of a sustained transfer was 6 MB/s in a 20 year old house.

 

It relies a lot more on your houses electrical system than anything.

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CHILZ - Lan Rig
(17 items)
 
CANARY - Main Rig
(16 items)
 
CADILLAC - HTPC
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-4570s Asus H97M-Plus AMD R9 280 G.Skill RipjawsX 16 GB (2x8) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250 GB Samsung 840 240 GB Kingston 3 TB USB 3.0 Drive Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Preview BenQ GL2450 Filco MajesTouch2 Ninja PC P&C Silencer Mk III 600 W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Core 1000 Mionix Castor Monoprice XXL JL Amps + Custom Morel Bookshelf speakers 
Other
Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz Fatal1ty 990FX Pro 9800 GTX+ 512 MB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 1 TB WD Black 5x 120mm + MCP350 + EK Supreme HF + MicroRes Windows 8 Consumer Preview 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
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