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By chenjoey ·
I want to set up a wireless network. I have a netgear router on the first floor and on the second floor (thru one wall and ceiling) is my computer. I was using a Dlink 650 wireless card but couldn't get a reasonable signal to get on the internet.I'm thinking about getting a USB wireless adapter but was wondering which adapter has a good signal strength. I've tried looking through the web but haven't found anything comparing USB wireless network adapters.

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by TheChas In reply to wireless network adapter

The distance, and the walls shouldn't be a problem unless there is foil insulation in either. If so, then you need to find a straight line path that bypasses the foil.

Also, make sure that you are not near any strong RF sources, as they can swampout the signal.

Next, I have seen a few posts in the Q&A section that complained about how bad DLink wireless equipment is.
I would try another brand adapter before making any big changes.

Chas

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by TechKid In reply to wireless network adapter

I have a dlink wireless pc card and everytime my 2.4Ghz cordless phone rings I get bumped off the network until I hang up the phone. They're crap! I use my cisco card and it's works fine. Go with a good brand (Cisco) and I recommend buying a 900Mhz phone

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by McKayTech In reply to wireless network adapter

I haven't seen any evidence that USB wireless adapters operate any differently than PC card adapters - there doesn't seem to be any difference in power or reliability but there might be an advantage in being able to locate the wireless adapter up toten feet away from the computer.

Assuming that components like to talk best with their relatives, I think I might try a Netgear wireless adapter since your router is Netgear. I've had good results with both Netgear and Cisco PC card adapters buthave not yet had any experience with USB wireless adapters.

regards!

paul

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