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Windows 7: What wireless card should I get?

08 Feb 2012   #11
snapjaw

Windows 7
 
 

I have a Netgear router. N300 Wireless Router WNR2000. My laptop can get up to 400mbps so i want my new computer to b faster if possible.


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08 Feb 2012   #12
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Something else to think about. You can have 300 mbps, but if your ISP has a download speed of 10 mbps, that will be the limiting factor. Of course you can transfer pc to pc wirelessly.
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08 Feb 2012   #13
snapjaw

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
I've only ever seen short PCiE type WiFi Cards unless they're custom made for certain motherboards (like was the case with the ASRock X48 Turbo-Twins WiFi board) and I would imagine you'd need a card that handles simultaneous 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz bands; and a matching dual band router to get your target speeds.

Otherwise I'd investigate plugging in a WiFi beacon/repeater to your PC's ethernet port if it has gigabit capabilities, and approaching things that way.
Whats this WiFi beacon your talking about? Do you mean instead of having a wireless card that can recieve at 500mbps, I get a becon which can recieve at 500mbps and transfer that signal to my computer through a ethernet cord?
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09 Feb 2012   #14
snapjaw

Windows 7
 
 

Mabey this USB wireless adapter would work better than a wireless card.
TRENDnet | Products | 450Mbps Wireless N Adapters | TEW-684UB

This adpater should have a rate of 450 mbps for uploading and downloading. The only thing is, I thought USB wireless adapters were less effective compared to wireless cards. USB adpaters are supposed to be convienent but not as fast, and PCIe cards are supposed to be harder to plug in but have better reception. How is it that this adapter can recieve at 450mbps if a wireless PCIe x1 card can not?
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09 Feb 2012   #15
snapjaw

Windows 7
 
 

Ok I think im just about done researching and these are the two best choices I can find.
USB
TRENDnet | Products | 450Mbps Wireless N Adapters | TEW-684UB

PCIe 2.0(x1)
TL-WDN4800 - Welcome to TP-LINK

These both state they offer 450mbps and I cant find anyting that has faster rates. The choice is between USB or PCIe x1. USB should be more conveinent, and better reception(because its not blocked by the case) but wont be able to disapate heat as well or as long a range as PCIe. PCI should have better range and heat disapating ability. What now?
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09 Feb 2012   #16
Warlockz

7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Dang I didn't know they have 450Mbps Internet connections? mine only runs at like 20mbps down and 4-5Mbps Up, I hear that they have super fast connections in Europe though?
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09 Feb 2012   #17
snapjaw

Windows 7
 
 

I think its 450 mega BITS per second. 8 bits equals a byte so 400 mbps equals 56.25 MBps. In bits your network runs at 160 bits per second.
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09 Feb 2012   #18
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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09 Feb 2012   #19
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Something else to think about. You can have 300 mbps, but if your ISP has a download speed of 10 mbps, that will be the limiting factor. Of course you can transfer pc to pc wirelessly.
Thank you...was waiting for someone to give the most important bit of information.

The speeds you are worrying about are far more than what your actual connection to the internet is. Any wireless adapter above B will be more than capable of handling whatever your ISP brings to your house.

That's like spending extra money to make sure a car goes from 150 mph to 200 mph, even though speed limits may be 55-65 mph.
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09 Feb 2012   #20
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

+1 to Deacon (can't give you more rep until I spread it around some more)
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