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I have moved into my new house and was planning on wiring in CAT-6A to the locations that I thought I would have the computers and other apparel. However the location has moved them to be in very difficult places to run wire. Not to mention I had thought that the garage was not in sheet rock but actually does have sheet rock hung (not finished, but does have a crappy tape job).

Not to mention the home only has 1 phone jack on the 1st floor so I will need to run a CAT line for phone/DSL to the location I want the router.

ANY who, to get to the point, I dont think I would ever really be using all the bandwidth that is available on CAT-6 but wanted to know what my limitations might be if I stick with wireless on all my PC's and fit them with 802.11N PCIe cards vs using a hardwire.

mostly I stream media Videos, TV through Windows Media Center, Netflix and such...

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single band n is 150mbps, dual band is 300mbps. IDEALY you could ever under perfect settings and conditions expect about 60% of that.
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Just recently, after years on fast DSL (3/6 I think) I tried gaming using wireless - I am blown away!

There is no noticable difference going from DSL to wireless (G).
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yeah 300 Mbps T, getting about 17 MB/s between AP's and laptops.
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I have an 40Mbps DSL line with a high end modem. Dont game much but will like to have low latency times when I am forced to buy another version of Starcraft to get the next campaign plot I will be networking games a lot more. And if ME3 does have online game play as rumors have I may be doing more also....

This looks like a good adapter.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-342-_-Product

Any thoughts on this selection?

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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
yeah 300 Mbps T, getting about 17 MB/s between AP's and laptops.
Your laptop has 802.11n? most laptops I have seen don't have the N... but have not looked in a year or two...
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a single device even a couple you will not see too much of a difference, the problems arise when you have several devices using wireless, not to mention it depends on how close your neighbors are and the number of devices they use. CSMA/CA is where the problem arrises.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Magus2727 View Post
I have an 40Mbps DSL line with a high end modem. Dont game much but will like to have low latency times when I am forced to buy another version of Starcraft to get the next campaign plot I will be networking games a lot more. And if ME3 does have online game play as rumors have I may be doing more also....

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Any thoughts on this selection?

Edit:




Your laptop has 802.11n? most laptops I have seen don't have the N... but have not looked in a year or two...
Looks like a fine selection. And yes, my Late 2008 macbook pro has 802.11 N
, heck my 06 mbp had N.
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Right now it only has two computers, 1 laptop, and a LG blue ray player. Will be adding a 3rd desktop as a HTPC and gaming PC to go with my sig rig.

so not a lot of users... guess my phone also will also be linked, the Wii, and other small equipment.
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