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I know wireless is always going to suck for gaming, but there's no other option for my home. Can anyone recommend me a good NIC for gaming? I have a desktop computer so I can use the PCI-E ones.

I was planning on buying this little guy here.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=33-320-040&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=5#scrollFullInfo



Thanks guys!
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156054

thats what i use and it hasnt failed me like 3 others do.
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Alfa-AWUS036NH

Beyond good..
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The one I use is a beast so far. I dont see lag or anything in games and I get full dl speeds.

TP-LINK TL-WN722N 802.11n @ newegg
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scottsee;12808583 
Alfa-AWUS036NH

Beyond good..

Is that really good? the website looks kinda fishy
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I use the ASUS N13 and I'm more than happy with it.
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All these different suggestions are NOT helping! hahahaha
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tianh;12808677 
All these different suggestions are NOT helping! hahahaha

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I also use the Asus N13 on two of my desktops without any problems.
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post #9 of 27
Get cables instead let your parents know that youll hide it as best as possible...rugs carpets wink.gif if you know how to rip carpet up from wall and just tuck it under there then take the carpet back to the wall worth it but hey just an opinion

if you must have the
Best Most extreme Wireless Nic
Start here
the asus n13 is good does what you want it to (this is best out of what people and what you chose so go with it you wont be dissapointed even if another says no dont i would say ya man go with it because first its not 68 bucks second it does what you want it to)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320048
This works has two antennas
You could even do this

extend the antennas

This(i like)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833996013

OR this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833980018

Thats what you should be looking at

what kind of wireless router does your parents have?
wondering cuz you might not even need the 300 you could probally get cheaper and just extend the antennas to catch more signals

BUT like i said if you dont have an "N" Router with 450 Mb/ps And your not doing anything with home networking such as sharing files to your mom through your router and watching movies from your room computer downstairs to the say xbox or ps3....You can go with a lower nic and see the same performance....just a thought for you to think about

Look up some tricks and such to get more wireless signals from routers there are tons of different ways plus its just cool to have custom stuff.....
Edited by odin2free - 3/21/11 at 1:05am
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post #10 of 27
I'd second running a cable. Measure out how long it would take to snake around the bottom of your floor (preferably tucked under the siding) and around door frames, etc.
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