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What's a good wireless desktop card? or one you guys recommend?
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Home or business? General use, or streaming media?
    
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Fairly happy with my Linksys AE1000 USB adapter. Dual band, full N, no drops, good range, great buy @ $50.

As for internal, never had very good luck with them as far as throughput and dropped connections. You'll get your internet just fine, but if you transfer files or stream media over your network at all, I haven't found one to keep up with the AE1000 so far...of course I haven't tried ALL of them lol.
     
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$39.99/26.99bulk ASUS PCE-N13 IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Wireless Adapter Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WI-Fi alliance WPA, WPA2
^^ Pci-e 1x (that tiny pci express slot on some mobo's).


$24.99 Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 PCI (1T2R) Up to 300Mbps download and 150 Mbps upload Data Rates/ WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key authentication) Cisco CCS V1.0, V2.0 and V3.0 compliant/ Vista/ Win7 This is the PCI nic, standard white slots.

Idea's mate, but these will give you the best wifi bang/buck (this is USA prices/first finds for myself if I was searching out idea's, but you can locate easily choose alternate idea's).

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for home.
and would like some good speeds for downloading.
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You can probably find similar to what I suggested on the .ca newegg, as there are very many good choices. And if you're near a "source" , owned by bell, most of the staff SHOULD know the diff between wireless G, N, B, A... etc, Just try to get a 300mbps or higher wireless N card.

Also what router are you using?
    
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$39.99/26.99bulk ASUS PCE-N13 IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Wireless Adapter Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WI-Fi alliance WPA, WPA2
^^ Pci-e 1x (that tiny pci express slot on some mobo's).


$24.99 Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 PCI (1T2R) Up to 300Mbps download and 150 Mbps upload Data Rates/ WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key authentication) Cisco CCS V1.0, V2.0 and V3.0 compliant/ Vista/ Win7 This is the PCI nic, standard white slots.

Idea's mate, but these will give you the best wifi bang/buck (this is USA prices/first finds for myself if I was searching out idea's, but you can locate easily choose alternate idea's).

- Le_Loup

The ASUS is pretty awesome, hasn't failed me yet. I never had performance or reliability like this with a USB or PCI wireless adapter, both of which I have used extensively.
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Wrt150n
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thats a 150mbps router, decent, however id advise a 300mbps wireless n dualband router so it can work best with high speed dl, and still be good, even if across house, diff multi floor, etc.

but thats my opinion.

- Le_Loup
    
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what router would you suggest then?

and does that 150mb apply to me if im attached with a wire from the router?
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