Solved: Wireless Adapter Help Plz

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bobcoolos

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i am looking to buy a good Wireless Adapter. It must be able to have a good signal threw a few walls and a floor with online gaming in mind. Currently i have a trendnet usb adapter hooked up to the PC. Sadly there are lag spikes and disconnects from the game.

I have a wrt54gl linksys g router and just want somthing that works good.

Tnx in advance,
Bob

Currently looking at...

LINKSYS WMP54GS (with speed booster) that clams upto 35% bettter?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124139

LINKSYS WMP54G (retail) regular adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124115

EDIMAX EW-7128G (cheap) but every1 seems to love it on newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833315041
 

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Truthfully, I'd be looking for one that has provisions for an external antenna, which will allow you to realize greatly expanded range by adding a hi-gain antenna.
 

bobcoolos

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Truthfully, I'd be looking for one that has provisions for an external antenna, which will allow you to realize greatly expanded range by adding a hi-gain antenna.
I am open to any suggested parts of your choice. Ty for your time looking into this aswell.

Also note the walls are just regular drywall and insulation and a wood floor. Small 1000sq foot house w/PC on 1 end and router nearly on other other end upstairs in the office.
 

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Truthfully, the three you picked all seem to have external antenna provisions, should have actually looked at the links first. :D



Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit


This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.
 

bobcoolos

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tnx i will get the adapter and see if the better quality one works and if i have similer results of high ping and lost connection i will get a high gain antenna as i will now have the option to do so.

tnx again,
bob
 
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