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Internal Network cards with External Antenna better than wireless adapters?

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Due to an uncontrollable problem the router (B/G only I believe) in the townhouse I share with two people is really far from my computer. Using a wireless n adapter (which likely is crap anyways) borrowed from a coworker I only get around 2 bars and really crappy internet speeds. I wan't to give it back to him anyway since I have been using it for awhile. I was thinking about getting an internal wireless network card in hopes of better signal range reception and speed. Is an Internal Network cards with External Antenna better than wireless adapters since it is connected through pci than usb and they usually have a bigger antenna?

Current adapter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166037&cm_re=rossewill_adapter-_-33-166-037-_-Product

One I'm thinking about getting:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127218

I think they're maybe a general problem with the router, modem, or provider as well but who knows....

Because I just got a server that only works with a direct connection I may also be getting an extra linksys router from my parents house that I will be bridging into my room to connect to my server and I guess my PC, I don't know if this might be better than using an adapter.
Edited by Trojita - 3/11/11 at 7:06pm
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Not going to notice an improvement in range if the router is only a G variant.

Also if it's an older router, it likely doesn't have enough resources to efficiently route packets to everyone connected to it, depending on your ISP package.
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