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Hi, guys.

I have a problem, currently I have a D-Link wifi card connected in a PCI slot on my AsRock z77 Extreme4 board. Problem is, I plan on going SLI and it seems like I won't be able to use any of the 2 provided PCI slots once I get my 2 video cards in. I need your suggestions for an alternate WiFi solution as wired connection is out of the question. I didn't want to use USB WiFi solutions but I am open to it now seeing as my only 2 options are the mini PCIE slot or USB. I'm not looking for anything fancy, I just want something cheap and reliable. Range isn't too important but it is a plus. My internet connection is just 2MB/s so I'd think even the lower performing receivers should make full use of the bandwidth. Having said that, I download a lot and play a lot of online games so it is important that I receive every drop of bandwidth from my wireless router.

Any feedback and suggestions are welcome. Thanks OCN.
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In terms of dongles I've used and have liked, I recommend this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156152

I've yet to kill one of three I have and they have wonderful support with Linux tongue.gif There are likely better options on the market now-a-days though rolleyes.gif

After running through newegg real quick though, my top picks go to these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833162032

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320040

The Buffalo one especially as I've heard many a great thing about their products. The ASUS does have a higher bandwidth though.
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This is what I use. Bought it and love it. No signal problems.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122379
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