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post #11 of 27
i don't know why everybody here still thinks pci wireless cards are even a viable option.
In my opinion, if you want stability, speed, signal strength, etc.. then you should be using a bridge, not a crappy wireless card.
buy a router that is DD-WRT compatible, and run it as a bridge.
they aren't expensive, heck, i just picked up a wrt54g at a thrift store for $1 the other day, and its now my main AP (it seems to have better tx power than my buffalo...)
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post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by tianh;12808662 
Is that really good? the website looks kinda fishy

There is no better USB WIFI adapter on the market then the ALFA series. though I don't suspect you to take my word for it. Look around..
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post #13 of 27
The op clearly stated ( no other option ) so what do we suggest cable and carpet.
There are several nice pci wireless cards available on the market but for now i can only suggest the asus N13 from personal experience.
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post #14 of 27
my vote, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320048&cm_re=asus_wireless_n-_-33-320-048-_-Product

if not willing to use a dedicated wireless N router running dd-wrt in repeater mode.
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post #15 of 27
For gaming or for desktops in other rooms this is almost always better than wireless. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122318
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post #16 of 27
The Alfa AWUS036NH is a very long range wifi adapter. I've shopped from Data Alliance before with great success (their customer support actually reads tickets! eek.gif)

If you're not particularly interested in the Alfa, you should still check out Data Alliance. They have pretty good information and accessories.
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post #17 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by bratas;12816512 
For gaming or for desktops in other rooms this is almost always better than wireless. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122318

Good luck troubleshooting TCP Windowing issues with that.. Some network adapter flat just don't work well with power-line..
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post #18 of 27
I HAVE to go with the Neatgar WN311B. I have used it for about a year now and I have great speeds but better yet, great latency results...
    
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post #19 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottsee;12816595 
Good luck troubleshooting TCP Windowing issues with that.. Some network adapter flat just don't work well with power-line..

I have never seen any TCP issues with them, mine nor my friends. I will be the first to say they are not perfect, but if you can't run CAT5 and are either needing the connection for 1. Gaming or 2. a Desktop. They are typically a better choice than wireless. I'm not saying wireless is worthless either, it just has it's place and purpose and what it's better for.
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post #20 of 27
The Netgear one is nice. Very simple to use.
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