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I've been through 3 WiFi adaptors on my desktop in the past 6 months (A Linksys PCI 54g card, a Belkin 54g card, and the one thats recently broken today, a USB D-Link G-122 rev C1 54g dongle)

Could some of you guys advise me on a good solid 802.11g adaptor that will serve me well for a good length of time?
    
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What router are you using? Does it use a Boardcomm chip and support Afterburner?
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Thats easy.

Abit airpace

$10-$20 off ebay, and PCI-E and very low profile.

Works with XP, Vista, and x64 Vista.
    
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What router are you using? Does it use a Boardcomm chip and support Afterburner?
Its quite an old router, a Netgear DG834G, using the firmware which came with it (The router belongs to my father who is not planning on upgrading the firmware anytime soon, even tho the current version on it is grossly outdated), however this Centrino notebook I'm on connects to the router fine, so everything seems ok at the routers end.
    
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Thats easy.

Abit airpace

$10-$20 off ebay, and PCI-E and very low profile.

Works with XP, Vista, and x64 Vista.
agreed. i have one and its really nice. i love it and it beats my old 70 dollar linksys card.
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agreed. i have one and its really nice. i love it and it beats my old 70 dollar linksys card.
Actually your review is what got me to get it.

If you look around all the other PCI-E wireless cards are wicked expensive.
    
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This is rediculous. After not working all day, suddenly the USB dongle has sprang back to life again... I think Ill be replacing it though. Run far too hot and drops connection alot, and refuses to play ball alot.
    
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whatever u do... try to stay away from PCI-e wifi adapter that have those tini-tiny antenna, unless you are sure that u have nothing in between the antenna to your router...
until now my D-link DWL-G510 still drop from connection everytime someone stand next to my rig for more than 10 seconds... will have to get a extension cable next...
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whatever u do... try to stay away from PCI-e wifi adapter that have those tini-tiny antenna, unless you are sure that u have nothing in between the antenna to your router...
until now my D-link DWL-G510 still drop from connection everytime someone stand next to my rig for more than 10 seconds... will have to get a extension cable next...
I am using the PCI-E Abit Airpace card, and I get medium reception in the second story of my house, with the router in the basement.

Enjoy the card alk!
    
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I am using the PCI-E Abit Airpace card, and I get medium reception in the second story of my house, with the router in the basement.

Enjoy the card alk!
Strangely, I just got a text message confirming that the Airpace PCI-e card had just been shipped as I clicked on this topic!
    
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