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I recently built my own computer and used a trendnet wifi usb adapter to connect to my homes wifi. Now it seems to be really slow for browsing and games, so i got the longest cable i could find and stretched it as much as i could so i could hook up my computer which is in my room connected to the other rooms modem now. But comparing the two connections i got 54 mbps connection from the trendnet device and 100 mbps from the modem, Obviously its alot faster now and i can tell the difference easily in speed on the web. So how do i setup a modem or wall input in my room so i wont have to stretch a giant cable through half the house or is there some way to increase the speed from the wifi connection??

Also, im running a 3.2ghz amd quad core black edition cpu with the stock fan, would i be able to overclock this safely at all or should i get a watercooling fan?

thanks.
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. But comparing the two connections i got 54 mbps connection from the trendnet device and 100 mbps from the modem, Obviously its alot faster now and i can tell the difference easily in speed on the web.
Do you even have an internet connection > 54Mbit ?
It shouldn't make a diffrence unless you are far away from your router.

And a "watercooling fan" ? Never heard of that before
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I recently built my own computer and used a trendnet wifi usb adapter to connect to my homes wifi. Now it seems to be really slow for browsing and games, so i got the longest cable i could find and stretched it as much as i could so i could hook up my computer which is in my room connected to the other rooms modem now. But comparing the two connections i got 54 mbps connection from the trendnet device and 100 mbps from the modem, Obviously its alot faster now and i can tell the difference easily in speed on the web. So how do i setup a modem or wall input in my room so i wont have to stretch a giant cable through half the house or is there some way to increase the speed from the wifi connection??

Also, im running a 3.2ghz amd quad core black edition cpu with the stock fan, would i be able to overclock this safely at all or should i get a watercooling fan?

thanks.


OK first off... Your Wireless router and Nic are wireless G devices which the MAX speed is 54 Mbps which is why you are seeing that connection speed, when you plug in the Cat 5 cable into the router you are using a Network card that is capable of connecting up to 100 Mbps. Now the primary time that you will notice a difference in speed wireless vs wired is doing file transfers from 1 computer to a second computer. Now for your internet speed you will "rarely" see a difference in speed because unless your Internet connection is faster then 54 Mbps (highly unlikely) your internet speed won't change. Now if you have your router close to cordless telephones, microwaves, other wireless routers (in your neighborhood) causing interference then that will cause your wireless connection to have LAG which would seem like you have a slow connection. So to keep the current speeds you are seeing with the wired connection you would need to KEEP THE WIRE THERE.

There are other devices available that allow you to use your electrical outlets as your network cable but they are no where near as fast as true Cat 5 connection and are not very cheap at all.
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