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#438585 - 21st Oct 2010 8:55pm advice needed on pc pls
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id like to turn one of my pc's to be wireless so i can put it in another room, it currently has an ethernet wire connection.

would a USB dongle be good enough to game online with ? or should i get a wireless board put in ?

anyone recommend what type/make to buy pls ?

is it an easy job to do ?
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#438589 - 21st Oct 2010 9:05pm Re: advice needed on pc pls [Re: jabber_Ish]
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Wireless card always if you can, USB often have problems, especially if your computers working hard and you use WPA or WPA2 security (for heavens sake don't use WEK).

Any card will usually behave itself but you may get better performance if its the same make as the router.

What standard/speed is your router, if its a giz-it its probably not wireless-N which would give the best performance.
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#438591 - 21st Oct 2010 9:06pm Re: advice needed on pc pls [Re: jabber_Ish]
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yer a belkin dongle would work fine.

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#438595 - 21st Oct 2010 9:21pm Re: advice needed on pc pls [Re: Wheels]
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my router is a sky one the newest black one , sorry cant be more specific its not in sight
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#438597 - 21st Oct 2010 9:22pm Re: advice needed on pc pls [Re: jabber_Ish]
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basically my kid plays warcraft and i want it to be able to deal with that game online
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#438604 - 21st Oct 2010 9:31pm Re: advice needed on pc pls [Re: jabber_Ish]
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ive used both dongle and pci

the dogle worked best for some reason and is easyier to set up for a novice.

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#438632 - 21st Oct 2010 10:15pm Re: advice needed on pc pls [Re: Wheels]
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Originally Posted By: Wheels
ive used both dongle and pci

the dogle worked best for some reason and is easyier to set up for a novice.


You will not loose speed or performance if you hard wire your PC to the router via the Ethernet connection. This is the most reliable method. I use a PC in one room and it is quite close to the router so I have hardwired it and I get faster download speeds. With wireles connections you can loose a certain percentage of your conection speed "over the air" and can be prone to interference etc.
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#438642 - 21st Oct 2010 10:34pm Re: advice needed on pc pls [Re: Nigel]
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My xbox is wireless and it works fine

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#439148 - 25th Oct 2010 12:38am Re: advice needed on pc pls [Re: Wheels]
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Have you considered running your network through your existing home electricity circuit. thats right your normal electricity circuit can carry a network signal from one socket (ie, the one the computer is plugged into) to another socket (i.e the one the router is plugged into) providing they are on the same circuit.

All you need is a pair of powerline adapters. I personally have the comtrend 902, I prefer this type as it has a electricity socket on it so you dont actually loose a wall socket by using them.

Heres some ebay links;
Comtrend 902
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#439156 - 25th Oct 2010 4:41am Re: advice needed on pc pls [Re: Waddi]
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Wow cheers Waddi, didn't know about this, do you keep all speed using this method?
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#439557 - 27th Oct 2010 2:15pm Re: advice needed on pc pls [Re: _Ste_]
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The Comtrends that I have have a data transfer rate of 200Mbps.
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#439561 - 27th Oct 2010 2:52pm Re: advice needed on pc pls [Re: Waddi]
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That's good to know, thanks happy
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