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everyone need to shut up.. I spoke.. Alfa..
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Originally Posted by zomgiwin;12813948 
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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Originally Posted by Greensystemsgo;12816355 
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.


Hey guys,

Can I get more info on this? My desk has alot of space so if this is a viable option and even faster/better than getting the N13 then I will definitely consider it. If not, I will be ordering either the Alfa or the N13! Thanks guys!
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Ok, I feel like I need to push you off a cliff right now.

Buy the Alfa.
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i enjoy the usability of a dd-wrt based router, especially because when set up in bridge mode, you can use all 5 ethernet ports as clients, which when i work on customers machines at home, i can use the same desk, my kvm switch, and have numerous wireless clients despite their machines not being wireless.

HOWEVER, at the same time, the N13 has provided me with no troubles, gets perfect speeds and have no problems with the ralink drivers. The generic win7 driver that is auto installs has numerous drops, but google for the chipsep, then get the drivers from ralink and now it works flawlessly.
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Originally Posted by Greensystemsgo;12839092 
i enjoy the usability of a dd-wrt based router, especially because when set up in bridge mode, you can use all 5 ethernet ports as clients, which when i work on customers machines at home, i can use the same desk, my kvm switch, and have numerous wireless clients despite their machines not being wireless.

HOWEVER, at the same time, the N13 has provided me with no troubles, gets perfect speeds and have no problems with the ralink drivers. The generic win7 driver that is auto installs has numerous drops, but google for the chipsep, then get the drivers from ralink and now it works flawlessly.

Hmm, so either the N13 or using dd-wrt router in bridge mode should be no different gaming wise?
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for strictly gaming no. In fact i didnt see an improvement at all coming from a g setup as far as gaming goes. Only real improvement was lan connectivity and transfer speeds between desktop/laptop.
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Thanks for the input, ordering the N13. And Scott, I didnt get the alpha because I read some bad reviews on Amazon
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