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Wifi card for n40l

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I just bought a Netgear r7000 so figured I would upgrade my n40l connection, it is still using a Powerline because Ethernet is not possible.

I have never bought a wifi card so I do not really know what to look for.

My n40l already has a graphics card in one of the slots so it needs to be a PCIe x1 one?

I want to spend around £10-20.

Anyone got any good recommendations?

 

EDIT: Router is under 3m away in the same room so crazy antenna are not necessary 

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schoondoggy

You need it to be PCIe x1 and low profile. The more you spend the faster connection you get. In your price range I would look at:

Asus PCE-AC51 $30

https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/PCE-AC51/

Edimax Network EW-7612PIN V2 N300 $23

http://www.edimax.com/edimax/merchandise/merchandise_detail/data/edimax/au/wireless_adapters_n300/ew-7612pin_v2/

 

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19 hours ago, schoondoggy said:

You need it to be PCIe x1 and low profile. The more you spend the faster connection you get. In your price range I would look at:

Asus PCE-AC51 $30

https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/PCE-AC51/

Edimax Network EW-7612PIN V2 N300 $23

http://www.edimax.com/edimax/merchandise/merchandise_detail/data/edimax/au/wireless_adapters_n300/ew-7612pin_v2/

 

Thanks, the AC51 you mentioned is about £35 here so that is almost double my budget.

The Edmiax is nice and cheap though thanks!

 

EDIT: Just noticed the Edmiax is not dual band

 

How about the TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 N900?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TL-WDN4800-Wireless-Express-Antennas/dp/B007GMPZ0A

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schoondoggy

The TP-Link is more expensive than the Asus and I can't tell if it comes with a low profile bracket, it looks too tall. You may want to look at installing a USB 3.0 card and using a USB 3.0 WiFi adapter. I know the cheaper card is 2.4Ghz only, it is only 802.11n so it won't go any faster on 5Ghz. You may want to look for a used card on eBay if you want a faster card for less money. If you are only 3M from the router, are you sure you can't use an Ethernet cable?

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On 1/11/2018 at 3:34 AM, schoondoggy said:

The TP-Link is more expensive than the Asus and I can't tell if it comes with a low profile bracket, it looks too tall. You may want to look at installing a USB 3.0 card and using a USB 3.0 WiFi adapter. I know the cheaper card is 2.4Ghz only, it is only 802.11n so it won't go any faster on 5Ghz. You may want to look for a used card on eBay if you want a faster card for less money. If you are only 3M from the router, are you sure you can't use an Ethernet cable?

Unfortuantly in the UK, the Asus is £7 more expensive than the TP link. I will look into using a usb adapter. To connect via Ethernet it would have to go around a whole room, then over 2 doors, possible but would be quite the eyesore.

 

EDIT: Good idea getting it used, i do not mind getting used stuff.

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