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Windows 7 gaming machine. I have to have Mr. Blue in a place where it must be a wireless rig. I have had troubles getting a network card that can play fast games like Quake 3 or Quake Live without stupid packet loss. What is the BEST wireless network card out there right now? Thanks.

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I bought this for looks like $22 last year when i swapped to a motherboard without onboard wifi and its worked perfect for me, but i have awful internet service anyways (3/1 pay $60/month for it)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166076

Now if u want the absolute best, you didnt list a budget $100 doesn't seem to far for this beast

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320173


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could u possibly use powerline adapters?

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I bought this for looks like $22 last year when i swapped to a motherboard without onboard wifi and its worked perfect for me, but i have awful internet service anyways (3/1 pay $60/month for it)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166076

Now if u want the absolute best, you didnt list a budget $100 doesn't seem to far for this beast

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320173


Unless you really need a 3x3 AC card like that Asus, which uses the BCM4360 (same chip most high end routers use). I would get a 2x2 Intel AC card, and just save some money.

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Bluetooth-Expansion-Components-GC-WB867D-I/dp/B00HF8K0O6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431149379&sr=8-1&keywords=gigabyte+wireless+ac

Even though it is Gigabyte branding, it uses a Intel AC wireless card.


Also a good wireless card doesn't mean anything if the wireless Router/AP you are connect to isn't vary good. You should be using the 5ghz band anyways.
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could u possibly use powerline adapters?
Yes, I believe so. In fact I just ordered some. However, I'd still like the best wireless adapter. The one I have doesn't do the job.

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I guess the first question would have been what router do you use? That ASUS i linked was technically the "best" but if your using a low quality "N" router it would be put to waste.


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I guess the first question would have been what router do you use? That ASUS i linked was technically the "best" but if your using a low quality "N" router it would be put to waste.

ASUS RT66UT Dark Knight

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Ahh so just a Wireless N router, the Rosewill i have would probally be perfect for you. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166076


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Ahh so just a Wireless N router, the Rosewill i have would probally be perfect for you. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166076

Hmm... Doesn't look to be any better than my Linksys AE3000 (?)

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Hmm... Doesn't look to be any better than my Linksys AE3000 (?)

That Linksys adapter is USB and uses a Ralink chipset. It is not good at all. Never get USB unless you must, and Ralink (Mediatek) mostly makes budget wireless gear.

That Rosewill is actually Atheros based, which is a good sign that it should be pretty solid. Consider Apple has used the vary same chipset in some of its equipment should go to show that the chip isn't totally worthless.


Personally I still stand on my recommendation of the Intel AC card I list above. But that Rosewill would probably be a better deal if you don't plan on upgrading your router in the next few years.
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