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Ok long story short if I am connected to my router wirelessly I can not connect to any online servers on call of duty Black ops. If I connect directly to it I can. I've tried everything I could think of, everything people over on the steam forum can think of, everything you guys could think of, and everything belkin (company of my router) can think of. Nothing works!
Unless you have any ideas I am just going to run an ethernet cable from my room to my router down stairs for now.

two questions:
First what is the difference between using a wireless bridge or my wireless card in my computer that I already have? Would anything change?

Second if i just got an ethernet cable is 100 ft ok or is that too long?
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Nothing should change, assuming your Windows install is "normal".

Just plug it in, provided the router is setup correctly, it will auto-assign an IP address to the PC and you'll be online in just a few seconds.

100ft will be ok, I think the standard is 100m, or 328ft before you need a repeater/extender.

If your shopping local, check the hardware stores first. Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, etc. Probably save you a bunch of money.
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Nothing should change, assuming your Windows install is "normal".

Just plug it in, provided the router is setup correctly, it will auto-assign an IP address to the PC and you'll be online in just a few seconds.

100ft will be ok, I think the standard is 100m, or 328ft before you need a repeater/extender.

If your shopping local, check the hardware stores first. Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, etc. Probably save you a bunch of money.
This, I am running a 100ft all the way down 2 levels into my router without issues.
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Nothing should change, assuming your Windows install is "normal".

Just plug it in, provided the router is setup correctly, it will auto-assign an IP address to the PC and you'll be online in just a few seconds.

100ft will be ok, I think the standard is 100m, or 328ft before you need a repeater/extender.

If your shopping local, check the hardware stores first. Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, etc. Probably save you a bunch of money.
what i meant by changing is since i can find servers when connected directly to the router but not using my wireless card is getting a bridge instead like plugging it in directly or am I going to have the same problem as the wireless card most likely?

and homedepot etc has ethernet cables? didnt know that
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This, I am running a 100ft all the way down 2 levels into my router without issues.
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what i meant by changing is since i can find servers when connected directly to the router but not using my wireless card is getting a bridge instead like plugging it in directly or am I going to have the same problem as the wireless card most likely?

and homedepot etc has ethernet cables? didnt know that
Not sure on the bridge deal.

Yea, they got it on 1000ft rolls! You dont have to buy that much though. Should have more than one package of 100ft with connectors installed to pick from.
    
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