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A friend of mine has his computer at a fair distance from the router, seperated by a floor, so reception is important. Wireless N is not necessary, but would like 300Mbps (on 5GHz spectrum) if the card is N-compliant.

Also, afaik, the internal cards do a far better job at reception and speed compared to the USB ones, but I could be entirely wrong. If you know of a USB adapter that kicks ass, please suggest it!

If the card you want to suggest is internal, there is no preference for PCI or PCI-E (though if someone finds an ISA WLAN card, I'll be in awe )
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I suggest the D-link DWA 130. Ive had it about a year now and it beats my PCI card bye far. Although my PCI card is only wireless G...

DWA is USB, and seems to work 1 floor and 4 walls between, Id say probly 70 feet away.

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I suggest the D-link DWA 130. Ive had it about a year now and it beats my PCI card bye far. Although my PCI card is only wireless G...

DWA is USB, and seems to work 1 floor and 4 walls between, Id say probly 70 feet away.

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I'm also using one of those (I think DWA 140, or 130, can't remember) and I must say I am impressed at it's signal capacity.

I use it for my 2nd Folding rig, which is 1 floor and 2 walls away and still get's 95% signal
    
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Only thing with the DWA series is you cant really get it working properly with linux distros. Most wireless USB cards and printers ussually dont work well with linux anyways though.
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