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a friend of mine needs another wifi card, he likes to game (yes I know wifi and gaming are usually a no-no) and his router is on the otherside of the house, his parents wont let him run wires, (not through the attic, or in the house or outside the house) so he needs something that will do him well for gaming, any recommendations?

budget is about $50
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best one I could find for under $50 intel makes really good networking hardware so it should suit him well it also comes with a long external antenna so it should help him to get the best signal
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best one I could find for under $50 intel makes really good networking hardware so it should suit him well it also comes with a long external antenna so it should help him to get the best signal

Was there suppose to be a link in there? I dont see one biggrin.gif
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Desktop or laptop?
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Desktop or laptop?
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Tell him to get a Powerline Adapter. I was pretty skeptical of how well they would work when I first got one, turned out to be amazing. I would recommend one from TP-Link, I use the TP-LINK TL-PA2010KIT and am completely happy with its performance.
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Tell him to get a Powerline Adapter. I was pretty skeptical of how well they would work when I first got one, turned out to be amazing. I would recommend one from TP-Link, I use the TP-LINK TL-PA2010KIT and am completely happy with its performance.

What are your max download speeds with that adapter? I need something like this atm and am only hoping that it doesnt limit my speeds.
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What are your max download speeds with that adapter? I need something like this atm and am only hoping that it doesnt limit my speeds.

I have a 50 Mbps connection, and I get that on the computer that is connected via the powerline adapters according to speedtest.net, with about 22ms ping.
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Tell him to get a Powerline Adapter. I was pretty skeptical of how well they would work when I first got one, turned out to be amazing. I would recommend one from TP-Link, I use the TP-LINK TL-PA2010KIT and am completely happy with its performance.

I'm pretty sure that he's on a different circuit than the router
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