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My laptop used to have an inbuilt wireless (WIFI), instead of using an Ethernet cable... now I am switching to desktop PC and I don't want to use Ethernet cable. Therefore I need help with buying something that I can install on my motherboard to give me a wireless connection to my router/ from my router. I really hate! slow things (slow gaming, slow internet connections etc)... therefore I want you to suggest the fastest, reliable, and affordable price desktop wireless connection ( I don't really know what it's called, but I think you know what I am looking for). I don't really have a min and max budget, but the max I want to spend is £10-£20, if necessary.
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What you're looking for is a Wireless PCI Adapter. It's PCI card with a receiver on it, and allows a desktop PC to access Wireless networks. Anything that says Wireless N 300 is ideal. It can operate at up to 300Mb/s, which I'm quite sure is more than capable of handling your internet connection.

Netgear and D-Link are trusted brands in networking, so any Wireless N 300 adapter from them will be fine. I don't know if you get Zyxel brand products there, but I have used them when customers wanted cheaper stuff, and I haven't had a come back yet. As I say, choose a WiFi card that is Wireless N 300 capable, and that fits your budget. You'll be sorted.
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In case you don't have space on your motherboard, you can always consider getting a USB Wifi adapter/receiver. I've used Netgear, ASUS, and Belkin USB wifi adapters, and they have all worked just fine. Never noticed any major difference in ping when it comes to wired vs wireless connection.

As long as you have fast internet, and get good reception from your router, any wireless receiving device will do fine.

However, don't expect an 802.11n to magically make your internet faster. Although 802.11n does support up to 600 Mb/s, your internet is probably not that fast tongue.gif These things matter more if you're transferring a lot of data through your router, like in a server/NAS environment.
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Yeah, speed will not increase beyond what your internet connection is capable of. All that you can get from a better quality adapter is better quality reception especially if you are a fair distance form the modem/router. In all honesty, if you want the most reliable way of connecting your PC to the router, run a length of cable.
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In case you don't have space on your motherboard, you can always consider getting a USB Wifi adapter/receiver. I've used Netgear, ASUS, and Belkin USB wifi adapters, and they have all worked just fine. Never noticed any major difference in ping when it comes to wired vs wireless connection.

As long as you have fast internet, and get good reception from your router, any wireless receiving device will do fine.

However, don't expect an 802.11n to magically make your internet faster. Although 802.11n does support up to 600 Mb/s, your internet is probably not that fast tongue.gif These things matter more if you're transferring a lot of data through your router, like in a server/NAS environment.
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Yeah, speed will not increase beyond what your internet connection is capable of. All that you can get from a better quality adapter is better quality reception especially if you are a fair distance form the modem/router. In all honesty, if you want the most reliable way of connecting your PC to the router, run a length of cable.
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