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Quality wireless adapter to utilize my Internets full speed?

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Right now I have a crappy Walmart Belkin N150 usb network card, It worked fine when I had DSL but I just recently upgraded to cable.

My wireless card would speed test around 15mbps down, 10 up. Steam download would hit a max speed of 2mbps, same with other a sites I would download from.

I contacted Comcast thinking it was an issue on their part because when I would download it would hinder the laptop's internet speed. Well that’s not the case.

I hard wired my computer to the router and now I get 72mbbs down and 12 up. Steam download is now around 7 to 8mpbs, and same with other programs.

I have a Linksys E-1000 if that makes any difference in what the wireless capabilities can handle. What wireless card can I get that will allow me to get the full potential out of my internet?

Thanks for any and all help!
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Try a N300 adapter, your router supports it. Wireless is half duplex so 150mbps theoretically should be enough for your 72/12mbps internet, assuming you got a crystal clear connection.

If that's not enough You might have to buy a better router and adapter that supports much faster speeds

Wired is always the way to go if you want the best performance though.
Edited by darksideleader - 6/15/13 at 7:23am
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Thanks for the info, I wish I could keep it wired but there is no good way to run a wire. I guess I will have to give an N300 adapter a try, My router is only around 20 feet away (small house) and the signal will fluctuate allot. I think my old wireless card is going bad.
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A 2x2 MIMO card would probably give you another 80% or so.

How saturated is your area with wifi? I can't push more than 4.5-5 MB/sec (36-40 mbit) or so out of my 2x2 N equipment
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