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Hi, I'm putting together a PC build, and there's one piece that has me completely confused. I need to connect to a Wireless-N Wifi network thats a floor and a few rooms over from me. I'll be gaming on the PC a lot, so I need a good, fast connection and no disconnects.

Looking on Newegg for adapters, they list the Wireless Data Rates and Frequency Band. What are these? Any help would be appreciated!
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Have NO idea where on Earth you are, but, Belkin do 2 "N" rated (one @150 and one @300) for about £35 - £45.

If you really want no disconnects, you will be wanting Cat5 Ethernet
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Thanks! so, does "Wireless Data Rate" equate to speed, then?
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sort of, n has several speeds, all compatable with eachother, 150/300/450
the device will connect at a max of the slowest one (router/adapter)

wired > wireless if you can, no interference or slowdowns at all, esp with gigabit lan/hubs
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sort of, n has several speeds, all compatable with eachother, 150/300/450
the device will connect at a max of the slowest one (router/adapter)

wired > wireless if you can, no interference or slowdowns at all, esp with gigabit lan/hubs

Unfortunately I can't go wired Maybe in the future.

Are PCI adapters > USB ones? The reviews on Newegg have me scared, there's not a single one with 5 stars/eggs. There are also no external antennae ones with 450mbps.

Is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320048 any good?
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I'm also looking for a wireless n adapter. I can go PCI, PCIe or USB. Just looking for a good reliable one, preferably $30 or less. Like the OP, wondering if there is any benefit to the different formats (PCI, PCIE or USB). Thanks!
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