Need good wireless pc card 'N'....???

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  1. rude1978

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    Hi
    I have a new pc coming monday.

    I need to get an internal pc card and I was told that I should get one which ends in 'n' or something to do with 'n' lol.

    Its the new version and is faster than 'g'...?

    Anyways is this true and wheres a good place to get one from?

    many thanks...
     
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    Agree with the above post. A wireless N card will only offer a benefit to transfer speeds if the router is also Wireless N. If either card or router are only Wireless G then the transfer will be throttled to Wireless G speeds.
    Wireless N is a new standard and at the moment works out expensive. I would only get Wireless N equipment if you know you need the extra speed and coverage it offers. If unsure then the chances are that Wireless G is enough for you.

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  4. rude1978

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    Im not sure but I think mines a 'g'
    It is one that virgin broadband sent me.

    Is it worth upgrading to 'n' ? would I get alot better speeds?

    thanks
     
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    What are you trying to do over the wireless network? If it is just web surfing and simple things like that then G is plenty good enough. Multiplayer gaming 'might' make use of the extra speed.

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  6. rude1978

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    Having done some research and thanks to you guys on here I have found out more about this and going by my needs I am going to go for this:

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/018568

    and also to go with it :

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/st...duct&fm=13&sm=1&tm=3&sku=725884&category_oid=

    :)
     
  7. rude1978

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    Scratch that, have read bad reviews on that router :(

    I think D-Link DIR-655 is the way to go.
     
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    the dlinks are a good bet and you can get them with a usb dongle quite cheap at the moment!
     
  9. rude1978

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    I was thinking of getting an internal pc card as I heard the usb take up quite alot of the comps memory?
     
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    If that was the case a lot fewer things would be using USB.

    If the PC is a standard desktop and accepts PCI or PCI-E cards that may be a better way to go though.
     
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    What are the advantages?
    I was going to get my d-link router from pcworld but they ony have a usb network card to go with it, so im now opting to get both the router and a pci card from dabs.
     

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