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Hey everyone. I'm getting pretty fusterated right now - every time someone turns on the microwave in the kitchen, I lose internet access on my desktop computer. So, I'm looking for a 5GHz wireless solution to get rid of the interference.

This router looks nice:
D-Link® Xtreme N Gaming Router (DGL-4500)
http://games.dlink.com/products/?pid=643

But what wireless adapter do I need on my desktop computer? Does it have to be a special one that accepts 5GHz connections or will any Wireless N adapter work?

I'm thinking of using this adapter:
D-Link Xtreme N Desktop Adapter (DWA-552)
http://games.dlink.com/products/?pid=531

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post #2 of 18
Typically specialty connections such as Linksys Speedboost and Netgear's RangeMax require both ends of the connection to have that feature.

So, yeah, you'll need to get both the router and network adaptor to have the extra functionality. Plus N connections tend not to work so well when mixing brands of adaptors since the 802.11n standard has not been finalized yet.
     
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post #3 of 18
I wouldn't get that router, It's pretty much the same as the DIR 665 except with extra bells and whistles (an lcd screen) that you don't really need. If you got the money though, go for it by all means. They're good routers, and very consistent (no random lag spikes, no random packet loss, etc.)

EDIT: By the way, those routers output wireless G N and B (I think B ? ) so they're all at different frequencies. I'd reccomend getting a wireless N adapter.
    
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The DIR-655 doesn't seem to be able to have 5GHz connections so that's why I don't think it will work for my situation.
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Within your current router you should be able to change the frequiency band the network operates on. I don't know if it'll be signifigant enough to solve your issue but its worth a shot.
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That must be one sick microwave...

If your router allows it (most do) change the broadcast channel. Channels 7-11 work best for me.
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post #7 of 18
funny, i have 3 baby monitors, a microwave,a nextel, and a few other wireless items in the house and i never have a problem, maybe you need to just update your router firmware
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Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
That must be one sick microwave...

If your router allows it (most do) change the broadcast channel. Channels 7-11 work best for me.
Ah, here we go. Thats the proper terminology of what I was trying to say.
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Originally Posted by e_dogg View Post
N connections tend not to work so well when mixing brands of adaptors since the 802.11n standard has not been finalized yet.
I have the DGL-4500 and I can use my linksys n laptop card and my airlink n desktop with it with no problems.
    
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Change your signal channel on the router - try EVERY channel 1-11.... one is bound to work instead of spending $300 on a new router and PCI card
    
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