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Networks Which Wi-Fi adapter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by KD88, 23 Nov 2013.

  1. KD88

    KD88 Minimodder

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    I've recently taken out a subscription to Virgin Media VIP which has given me up to 100Mb/svia their Superhub, what Wi-Fi adapter would be best?
     
  2. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    I know this isn't very helpful, but running a cat 6 cable would be a hell of a lot cheaper and you'll never have to worry about range.
     
  3. Picky88

    Picky88 What's a Dremel?

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    You need to make sure both the wireless router and your adapter support the wireless n standard, as the older g standard has a max throughput of 54mpbs. Wireless n supports up to 300 I think.

    As others have said, if you can put some cables in that will reduce the chance of wifi signal issues.
     
  4. Buzzons

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    As would Cat5e.. there's no need for Cat6..
     
  5. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    I would second (third whatever) cable over wireless but if that isn't an option then I would say pretty much any wireless adapter does as good a job as any other really. The only thing I would try to stay away from if you can is USB adapters - only ever had issues with those - go for a PCI or PCIE if you've got room in your rig (if it's the one in your sig then it looks like you would)
     
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    lancer778544 Multimodder

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    I concur with this. If you have to go down the WiFi route, I would go for an Intel card, something like the Intel 6205 for Desktop. I've always had great success upgrading Atheros/Realtek/Broadcom e.t.c cards in laptops to Intel cards.
     
  7. jamesn

    jamesn What's a Dremel?

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    echo what everyone else says, with a 100mb connection - your bottlekneck is nearly always going to be the wireless.

    if this is your only option, i'm a huge fan of the Ubiquiti UniFi access points. they are well priced and offer features normally found at the much higher end.
     

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