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Hey guys, I've got a Netgear WGR614 Router. I just built another computer and am using it down in my basement, right below where my primary computer is. At first I thought I might just run a cable from PC to PC, but I don't want to drill any holes since this isn't my house. So I'm forced to run it wireless. Not my first choice, but seems to be the only one and probably the easiest if someone can tell me what I need to do this (as cheaply as possible). Or a web link would be helpful since I don't know what I'm doing or need to look for. Thanks for your time helping a newbie.
    
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a desktop? . . if you looking to turn a desktop to wireless then you can just search newegg or tiger direct for a wireless PCI card, i got one for $10
 
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Both computers are desktops. I'm looking at USB's, but if I can find a good PCI card for around $10, I'll go that route. Any suggestions?
    
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This will work . . but depending how far from the router you are you may want to get one with an external antenna. or you could go mimo etc but its a waste imo if your just going online (worth it if your gaming)

also you could get 100' of cat 5 or w/e and chase it through the ventilation, thats what i did for my room last year.


I picked mine up @ Tiger direct in miami so it was 10 w/o ship, it an off brand but works flawlessly through two thick plaster walls.
 
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I have had great luck with the usb Zonet 2500P, better than a PCI DLink in fact.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833130111

You have to have a wireless router also, I personally prefer this :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124190

Both products have > 200 reviews with a 5/5 egg total average ..... good enough for me (they are both good products)
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there is always powerline ethernet adapters!!
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