USB Wireless Adapter

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outburn91
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Hello all! I was wondering about any experiences anyone has had with these adapters. I am building a new gaming rig but it will be located away from any wired ethernet port. I cannot go the wireless card route because of lack of PCI/PCIe slots. I will be playing online games that require a fast connection and cost really isnt an issue but I would like to keep it under about $80 US. And as a side note, now that I think of it, I am installing 2 Gigabyte GTX 460's into this rig and was wondering how the cooling on those cards do when positioned rather close to another card. Thanks for any help!

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Ideally, a wired CAT5e or CAT6 connection would be best for gaming but in your case try and find a wireless N dual band adapter.

3dgamemandrew
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i need a 450mbps wireless N dual band adapter any help ill be using a D-Link DIR-665 IEEE 802.11a/g/n Xtreme N 450 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router and i need a usb only

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Well, I hate to break it to the hard core gamers out there, but a G rated USB adapter will do EVERYTHING you need for games, unless you have KILLER INTERNET SERVICE.

G will cycle up to 54Mbps at the switch on the router. Most internet connections will be 50Mbps if you pay a lot, and less if you go cheap like I do, and if your pc-to-switch speed beats the internet cap, you will fly.

Over G on one of my game running rigs, we get no difference in ping and latencies than the hardwired rig, and my boys are the king of the headshot, which means that things must be OK for them.

Nick McDermott - 3dGM Admin

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works love it