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Wireless adaptor advice/help/suggestions

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Hey guys, I've currently got a Netgear WG311 Wireless PCI adaptor, but I get really poor singal and connection (<10%), and so am looking at changing it. The adaptor is a floor below the router, … Read More
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Hey guys,

I've currently got a Netgear WG311 Wireless PCI adaptor, but I get really poor singal and connection (<10%), and so am looking at changing it. The adaptor is a floor below the router, and in the same room as a Mac, PS3, Wii and 360 that all connect fine. I was therefore wondering if anyone known of any better cards I can buy?

Thanks
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#2
It may not be your card. You may just need a router that gives out a stronger signal. :)
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StevenA2000_uk
It may not be your card. You may just need a router that gives out a stronger signal. :)


I was thinking that, but having read some reviews talking about poor reception through walls, and with my consoles connecting okay, I assumed it was the card.
#5
i have a Belkin 'N' PCI card (with PCMCIA adapter so you can also put it in a laptop, brand new, boxed. Being that it is a N card, it shold provide a stronger signal/reach.

let me know if you are interested and I can list it cheers, dan
#6
I strongly recommend you take a look at powerline networking - this is sending a network connection over your household mains wiring. You need two powerline adapters to make this work. Connect one to your PC and the other to the router. You won't have any of the SNR issues and connection drop outs will be a thing of the past. You should be able to get about 20-30MBits sustained transfer over one of the new Powerline AV ("200Mbps") adapters. Frankly the cheaper adapters will also do the trick. I have tried both of these and they are grea - especially at replacing flaky wireless connectionst:

200Mbps - 65 Quid for pair:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Max-Value-200Mbps-Home-Double/dp/B001AIKBB4/

85Mbps - 40 Quid for pair:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Max-Value-Mbps-Home-Double/dp/B000TV7FJ4/
#7
Thanks guys, I'll have a look into it.

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