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Registered: ‎2012-02-02

best wireless adapter

I'm looking to get a wireless adapter for a desktop. The desktop is on the first floor of the house, and the router is on the second floor. The router is a Netgear WNDR4500. Windows 7 OS.

I'm looking for the best wireless adapter in terms of maintaining a connection, throughput, and speed. Suggestions?
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Registered: ‎2011-06-12

Re: best wireless adapter

I love the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 which supports up to 450mbps on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels.

I personally have only been able to test it at up to 300mbps on the DGND3700 and WNDR3800.

There are some potential issues with some processors, so ensure that it is compatible with your Laptop first.

There are also two sizes available. Make sure that you order the correct size first.

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/wireless/6300-6200/
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Registered: ‎2011-11-12

Re: best wireless adapter

The above mentioned is an internal wifi card that goes in a laptop. Since you have a desktop that will not work. I suggest a simple USB wireless card. What works for me is a Linksys AE1000 USB adapter, 300Mbps and great range on a Netgear router. Best of all it's only $14 on eBay.
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Registered: ‎2009-01-27

Re: best wireless adapter

For mos desktop wifi card is PCI base card and should have external antenna.

You can get external antenna to help the signal.

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=342&name=Wireless-Accessories
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Registered: ‎2010-12-31

Re: best wireless adapter

if i had a choice i would buy the intel 6300 and a mini pcie to pcie card http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-PCIe-PCIe-PCI-Express-Adaptor-Card-3-Wireless-Wifi-Antennas-Desktop-/... Smiley Happy
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Registered: ‎2011-06-12

Re: best wireless adapter

Doh! Sorry about that. Smiley Surprised
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Registered: ‎2012-02-02

Re: best wireless adapter

Thanks for the various suggestions. I'll check them out.
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