Best wireless card?

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  1. Bigsnake

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    My room mate bought a Draft N wireless adapter (linksys WMP300N) and has been getting great range and speeds from it.

    I also decided to buy one and it's been a fucking piece of shit. With the linksys monitor enabled, it goes from 0 to 98-100% cpu usage and takes system performance to shit until it locks up the system. With it disabled I can use the computer 25-30 mins or so until it locks up the system.

    I'm going to take this back if I don't find a fix for it in a week and want a good, reliable g network card with good range. This crap N card seems to have that when it's working. Any G cards that do the same?
     
  2. Schproda

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    Get a good 3com.
     
  3. deusexaethera

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    You don't need special software to use WiFi. Your Linksys wireless card will be automatically detected by Windows XP + Service Pack 2. Get rid of the Linksys Monitor; that should clear up your problem.
     
  4. Bigsnake

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    I'm taking it back... I've also realized I don't need a $120 N wireless card when I'm still running off G.

    I will give that a try when I get back in town in a couple days though. Wouldn't you need their linksys software to run this though, since these N cards are new?
     
  5. EkriirkE

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    i have had very good luck with no-name hong kong brnads. (xterasys)

    the $15 adapter i bought outperformed my sister's $75 3com by far
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    No. The details of the "N" protocol are handled by the microchips on the circuit board. The only thing the computer needs to know is that the card is a WiFi adapter, and the computer already knows how to talk to WiFi adapters.
     
  7. dorkultra

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    just make sure your wireless zero configuration service is running and you should be fine

    i too have had good luck with no name wireless adapters. the one that gave me the most problems was made by microsoft, no joke
     
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    There wasn't a chance in hell it was made by Microsoft.
     
  10. Schproda

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    I've had better luck with a SMC than anything yet.
     

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