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12 Oct 2011   #1

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Wireless questions about range

Hi

I got a Asus RT-N56U that is standing about 1,5 meter above my computer, and then I got my brothers computer on the other side of the wall about 2-3 meters from the router and frankly im getting tired of the ammount of cables I have laying around. So my tought is to buy 2 wireless N cards to use instead of the cable but are the router/computers to close to each other so they will interfeer with each other and last I got a PS3 about 10-15 meters away. And I got no clue what wireless card to use other then an N card since me and my brother game quite a lot, I want to stick with a Asus wireless card but they are hardly sold here in Sweden what I found out, so to sum it all up.

What wireless card to use & will the short range give me interferens.

//Andreas

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12 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Surely someone online will ship to Sweden? Yes, I'd stick to Asus if possible!

You shouldnt have any "interference" between the wireless devices! Range can depend on many factors... interior wall construction varies certain materials can block wireless. Suggestions: if your router has them; keep your antennas straight up and down (vertical). Try moving the wireless router as high up the wall as possible. Some people even mount them to ceilings!
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12 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

No, there won't be any interference. Depending on your router's support for 802.11b (11mbps), 802.11g (54mbps) or 802.11n (300mbps) you're probably not limited to N cards either, unless of course you absolutely must have the fastest possible speed for all your computers.
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12 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

True... unless he has Internet connection faster than 54mbps, no need for faster cards! Unless you paly games over your internal network vs. each other!
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12 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Precisely, or you are in the habit of transferring lots of data between your PCs and want it to be faster than about 5-7 MB per second.
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12 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well I do got a 100 Mbit connection so to have a card that goes higher then 54 would be nice to have, and I dont really transfer a lot of stuff betwen the computers so dont need to worry about that factor, and the walls are not a issue with this router, I just tought that because the router and wireless cards would be so close to each other it would create a negative effect. And yes I do belive some sites ship to Sweden but I would not know what sites so if anyone could give me a site so I can look up shipping fee and such would be nice.

//Andreas

Edit: I did find a shop here that sell asus wireless cards so best is to get an internal card right instead of a usb? or is there any negative things about the usb ones. and most of those wireless cards from asus are using the pci-e slot which kinda are a bit close to my graphic card, will I notice any performance drop if I just move it down to the 8x instead of using the 16x slot? and whats the difference between 11n (draft) and the ones that just says 11n. and I have looked at these 2 PCE-N15 & PCE-N13
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