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Windows 7: Wireless Network Card Suggestions

06 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Wireless Network Card Suggestions

I have had pretty poor luck when it comes to wireless cards, so I thought I would post here for suggestions.

I started with a TP-Link TL-WN951N which caused audio stutters as well as mouse freezes at random points, this ended up being due to bad TP-Link drivers, unfortunately updating the drivers made no difference, as an alternative I purchased a Netgear N600 Wireless USB Adapter (WNDA3100v2) which has been causing BSOD, after seeking help in the BSOD forum I have found that this is a result of the Netgear scmndisp.sys driver, again updating the drivers has made no difference.

I hope that I can get some suggestions on a good quality, fast and reliable Wireless Network Card, after searching I have found that Windows 7 and USB adapters don't work well together, so I would like get an internal Wireless Card.

In case it is needed, my motherboard is a Z68A-D3H-B3


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06 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

I'm not bias towards Intel, but you can try Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 for Desktop. It has a PCI-E x1 connection. In addtion, you can also replace its supplied Intel Centrino 6205 with a wireless AC adapter like Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 mini-PCIE half height card. I'm not sure if the integrated bluetooth will work though. I currently use Wireless-N version of Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 without the integrated bluetooth and I get stable wireless N connection and an average ping of 1 ms to the router. So far no driver issues with the Intel 7260.

BTW, this is on a laptop. I don't know how would the driver perform at the desktop platform, but you can also try ASUS PCE-N15 PCIE internal wifi adapter though it's not a dual band adapter.
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07 Aug 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

why do not you use power line plug adapter, it is a better solution than searching for a wireless card..
i am using them now and the internet speed i get is nearly as the one i get when i connect my Ethernet cable connected directly from my super hub to my power line adapter..
the one i amusing is from power on and it works fine.. and relatively cheap
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07 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 Prof 32 bit

I've never had a problem
With USB adapters and windows 7. The alfa ones work great and are fairly cheap.
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07 Aug 2013   #5

Win7 & Win8 64bit


Check out this one. Anything with detachable antenna is highly recommended so that you may replace them with high gain dBi antenna. There's nothing wrong with using a USB Wi-Fi adapter IMO. I've used them in Windows 7 without any problems.
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