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So I'm looking for a wireless card, but I'm clueless about the speeds.

I have DSL and need something that won't bottleneck my speeds.

My download speeds is 1321 kbps and upload speeds is 324 kbps.


Can you guys recommend me one?

There's 300 mbps, 125, 54..... any other options I should get?
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If you're doing basic internet usage a simple 802.11G router will be fine.

You need a Wireless Router and a notebook card too. It should set you back about 65$ if you ebay it.
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I do have a wireless router.

I just need a wireless card for the CPU... how's this card?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....ustomerReviews


I get pings of ~50 with my DSL connection. With the basic 54 mbps, will I still get this speed?
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I will only buy the ones with the diapole antennas on a 3ft cable, the ones with the antenna sticking off the back of the card. dont get good reception.
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by homestyle View Post
I do have a wireless router.

I just need a wireless card for the CPU... how's this card?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....ustomerReviews


I get pings of ~50 with my DSL connection. With the basic 54 mbps, will I still get this speed?
That looks like a good choice.

One tip to pass on to ya, when you put this into the desktop, place it in the furtherest PCI slot from the MOBO voltage regulator area.

Also, aim the antenna long ways towards the WiFi box to the internet and like wise the WiFi box to the computer. This should give the best signal strength.
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by homestyle View Post
I do have a wireless router.

I just need a wireless card for the CPU... how's this card?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....ustomerReviews


I get pings of ~50 with my DSL connection. With the basic 54 mbps, will I still get this speed?
that is an excellent card. I have it running right now. thought it is the second card I have gotten. I originally had a usb version of that (sorry don't have a link but bestbuy and compusa have them). Horrible purchase, reception was god awful, and it would randomly disconnect even if I had full bars/signal. my advice to you, never go get a usb wifi adapter
    
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You can get this stuff on Newegg.com for like half the price. That is a nice card though
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833314024

That's a good one. My friend used to have it.
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by homestyle View Post
I do have a wireless router.

I just need a wireless card for the CPU... how's this card?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....ustomerReviews


I get pings of ~50 with my DSL connection. With the basic 54 mbps, will I still get this speed?
I also have this card, im only about 25 feet from the router but so far i have gotten very good reception and decent speeds

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Call me crazy, but I would get the cheapest, so here's for 13$:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833130055

I got an USB WIFI 54Mbps noname thing, holds 4MB/s with my DSL router located around 12 feet and one wall away from the rig.

If in your area aren't important electromagnetic perturbations (like living close to GSM antennas) anything will do.

My 2 cents.


*EDIT Here's for 18$ a card with 419 buyers and good reputation:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16839121008
Edited by dragosmp - 7/4/08 at 3:16am
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