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So I need a long range networking adapter, at least 20 dBm's (it needs a a very good connection (4bars+ in win 7) 25m away from the router with about 3 or 4 plaster walls)

I game a lot and the adapter I'm using at the moment isn't sufficient, it hovers around 2 bars then to 1 and some times losses it's connection >:/ games become unplayable online when it goes to 1 bar.. it's only a 50mps adapter I'm not sure what it's maximum dBm is...

Don't know a heap about networking adapters so what am I needing to look for? any suggestions to which one I should buy and what I should look for in a networking adapter will be much appreciated.

My router is a D-Link DI-524, I believe. not too sure.
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post #2 of 13
my dad just got this and he says he gets at least every SSID broadcast'd network in his apartment complex and then some.

He did say he used a different mini-USB cable and it worked fine as well.
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The Alfa AWUS036H is a very powerful adapter (I have one myself), but I'm not sure USB behaves nicely when you're playing a very CPU intensive game...
    
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I'm not really a gamer but what i do know is if you want the best possible connection then that would be a wired one.
The router your using is ok but wireless gaming i'm sure most would agree that a upgrade is in order here. Wireless N is probably the better solution.
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I'd never game on wireless.

When it comes to wireless; the antenna is the meat and potatoes.
    
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You're looking for an adapter with a good antenna. MB/sec is most likely irrelevant since that's mostly for local transfer speeds. Your internet speed will limit you before your adapter maxes out.

Also haters gonna hate, I've always gamed on a wireless connection. Okay, I'm basically sitting right next to the router (just a wall between me and the router), but it's not a problem to game on a wireless connection. As long as my ping is <70 I don't notice it.
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by gamingowiz;12368980 
So I need a long range networking adapter, at least 20 dBm's (it needs a a very good connection (4bars+ in win 7) 25m away from the router with about 3 or 4 plaster walls)

I game a lot and the adapter I'm using at the moment isn't sufficient, it hovers around 2 bars then to 1 and some times losses it's connection >:/ games become unplayable online when it goes to 1 bar.. it's only a 50mps adapter I'm not sure what it's maximum dBm is...

Don't know a heap about networking adapters so what am I needing to look for? any suggestions to which one I should buy and what I should look for in a networking adapter will be much appreciated.

My router is a D-Link DI-524, I believe. not too sure.

I hate wireless, I only use it on laptops, can u not pull up the carpet or pull the Ethernet cables through the wall cavities.

Otherwise I would recommend Ethernet over power line, As a better alternative to wireless over a distance.
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I'd never game on wireless.

When it comes to wireless; the antenna is the meat and potatoes.

i find it amusing that people buy these high end computers and end up gaming on wireless internet.

it's like eating @ a gourmet restaurant but with a fork you found on the floor.
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Exactly why is my wireless connection inferior to your cable?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by B!0HaZard;12375898 
Exactly why is my wireless connection inferior to your cable?

It's not as reliable and has higher pings IIRC.
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