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    Suggestions Please: USB/PCI WiFi adapter and also WiFi Cable router

    Hi,

    Right, sorry about this post probably being one of a few thousand already about, but I'm in need of solving 2 issues at the moment.

    Firstly, I am moving into a different student house this year that has a wireless setup, meaning I'm going to be in need of a device to make my PC wireless compatible. I guess I have two options, USB or a PCI card. I guess a PCI card will be better, but what should I go for? I have a budget for this for around say £20, and I'd prefer it to be as fast as possible as I may be doing a little bit of online gaming.

    Also, I'm in need of a decent wireless router for back home for my Xbox 360 and also for the future. I'm in need of a Cable Router, and would like to spend ideally no more than £50 on that one.

    Thanks for your suggestions,

    Dave

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    Well, on scan (free delivery if you register, and make 3 posts a week), there are a couple, from the basic - here to the more deluxe - here with a variety inbetween - it really depends on what you want from the card. The second one could be especially useful if you have a limited number of pci slots available (USB Wifi Adapters are shockingly bad imho)

    With the Cable Router - something like could be what you are looking for - dlink are a reputable brand, and that is good for the price

    Hope this helps,

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    I use a Linksys WRT54G wireless router (you would need also a cable modem with RJ45 out) for my 360 & PC wireless. I installed the DD-WRT firmware which allowed me to up the output and it works great.

    I got it for £30 second hand.

    I also use the Belkin 54G usb wireless dongle and find the range very good. The other advantage is you can move it from PC to PC.

    Hope this helps

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    Cheers for info, ended up ordering myself a WRT54GS router and a WMP54G wireless PCI card to go with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyD View Post
    Cheers for info, ended up ordering myself a WRT54GS router and a WMP54G wireless PCI card to go with it.

    Looking at the same combo, let me know how it turns out.

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    Got the kit yesterday, router was a piece of cake to install, I took a little while longer to set up my Xbox, only because I was being a total cretin and didn't select the WiFi connection

    Installed the card in my PC fine along with the software, again, a painless job, worked first time, though will not be using the wireless for a bit until I move into my student house in a couple of weeks.

    Cheers,

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    If you get any problems with the range then get yourself DD-WRT firmware

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