What’s the best wireless adapter for my desktop PC?

La Boheme May 17, 2013
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I purchased a tower AMD quad system in October 2012 specifically to use for creating graphics and 3D content for online gaming and virtual world environments. At the time I had my own direct cable connection at my studio so had a solid fast high speed connection. I’ve recently relocated and now have net access via a Wi-Fi router located maybe 60 feet from my studio space. I get a fairly consistent strong connection on my laptop which has an internal Wi-Fi chip.

I need to purchase a powerful Wi-Fi adapter (probably one with antenna) for the tower since it doesn’t have any wireless connectivity (just the Ethernet port). I will eventually be getting a direct Internet line but in the meanwhile I need a wireless adapater that works with the Wi-Fi router.

I’d appreciate suggestions on what adapters work best, I want: solid and reliable high-speed connection for heavy online interactive gaming graphics, an easy install (USB even?) and good value.

Thank you for your help.

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  1. Oron Joffe
    May 18, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    May I suggest you use a pair of PowerLine adaptors instead of WiFi? Communication will be much more robust, and the connection will be faster too.

  2. yudics
    May 18, 2013 at 8:19 am

    hi, you can read this review, go to check this link: http://wireless-adapter-review.toptenreviews.com/

  3. ha14
    May 18, 2013 at 8:15 am

    TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless N150 High Gain USB Adapter, 150Mbps,

    Rosewill RNX-N180UBE Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 1T2R / 5 dBi External Antenna / Up to 300Mbps
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=829&Itemid=70

    2013 Wireless Adapter Product Comparisons
    http://wireless-adapter-review.toptenreviews.com/

    N300 Wireless USB Adapter WNA3100
    http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wireless-adapters/work-and-play/WNA3100.aspx#

  4. susendeep dutta
    May 18, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Asus is one of the best manufacturer of routers.You can see some of the best high quality 802.11ac routers under the link below and choose the best for yourself -

    http://event.asus.com/2013/nw/802_11ac/edm.htm

    Also,ASUS PCE-AC66 802.11ac PCIe Adapter might be useful to you.

  5. Josemon Maliakal
    May 18, 2013 at 4:24 am

    TP-Link products are good, but sometiy times when they are overused they get non responding for a period ..kind of performance issue

  6. Rajaa Chowdhury
    May 18, 2013 at 12:54 am

    I have gone for a TP-Link 150Mbps Mini Wireless N USB Adaptor Model no. TL-WN723N Ver 2.2 and I am very satisfied with it. However, it has a lower range and 150Mbps throughput. I would suggest a higher model from TPLink with 300Mbps throughput. I find the TPLink products dependable and doesn't drop signals. Checkout http://www.tp-link.in/products/?categoryid=201 for the 300Mbps Wireless N and the 150Mbps Wireless N . Check and the bottom of the page for each category for the USB wifi adaptors to plugin to the USN port of your computer directly to communicate via wifi to the router.

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      May 18, 2013 at 12:56 am

      TP-Link products are available in over 100 countries.

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