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whats the best wireless adapter for my PC?

I am currently using D-link and not very good only get 1 to 2 bars signal when I have my laptop next to my pc it gets 3 to 4 bars

my router is D-link DGL-4500

thanks
Edited by Gravediggaz - 3/7/11 at 9:04pm
post #2 of 17
I have Alfa (awus036h) its pretty good. + you can use it in backtrack
or go on ebay and search for long range wireless adapters.
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Originally Posted by chuxanator View Post
I have Alfa (awus036h) its pretty good. + you can use it in backtrack
or go on ebay and search for long range wireless adapters.
funny you should say that. I'm downloading that right now
post #4 of 17
Linksys has a bunch of wireless N USB adapters if you are looking for those.
post #5 of 17
I'd have to say the ASUS pcn-N13 is one of the better ones but i do have to add that i also use a wired extension antenna and always 5 bars solid to the farthest point in my house.
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I'd have to say the ASUS pcn-N13 is one of the better ones but i do have to add that i also use a wired extension antenna and always 5 bars solid to the farthest point in my house.
wired extension antenna? where do you get one?
post #7 of 17
You can pick them up at newegg or ebay and most electronic store's.
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You can pick them up at newegg or ebay and most electronic store's.
can't find it on newegg?
post #9 of 17
I have that exact same router and love it... I would first make sure that your transmit power is set correctly.. ie if its on low try medium etc.. I would also try changing the direction of the antennaes and see if that helps. Is your router laying on its bottom or standing up on it's side?? The other thing you can do is replace the stock antennae on your wireless card with the high db gain antennae's.

BTW What make and model of wireless card are you using?
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post #10 of 17
The best adapter I've used to date is the Zonet ZEW1642D (or S).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833130072

Works flawlessly, doesn't drop the signal, no driver issues (use the win7 detected driver), and the signal strength is great.

I went through about 13 different cards before stopping with this one, some of the cards were around $80.
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