wireless woes

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  1. jdog12

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    well this generic card that i bought sucks(trouble connecting, seems to lock up my computer from time to time, lots of other small issue), im having more trouble than just getting a signal, so i will be returning it and getting a new one. i was doing some searching around and found a couple viable alternatives. all this while i bring my dads laptop to my room and it connects with ease(it has a build in card, it says atheros under device manager) so help me pick a new card/ maybe antenna (router is in basement and i am 2 floors up and across the house... the signal struggles sometimes.)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833127145
    this one is a d link wireless g card
    first is this one on newegg which says it has a dipole antenna(whats the difference between that and a normal external) also it says it has a 15db antenna on it(as in better than the link down a couple lines?), but it states that the range is the same as all others.


    whichever one i get i will probably be getting one of these to go along with it..
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833164005

    my main question is about the dipole though.. what exactly does that mean? is it better or worse than a normal external antenna

    i have an older dlink 802.11b router which will be upgraded in time, but will do for now as all i really want is internet and printer sharing.... some files here and there but nothing to bad.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16839121007
    i was also looking at this one, i dont really need the extra speed(as i cant use it anyways... but does the super g also increase range as well as speed?)

    main reason i was considering the gigabyte one is because i did a search on newegg for atheros(this is whats listed under the laptops wireless card and it has no trouble getting signal up here, and the gigabyte came up when i did a search for atheros)

    HHEEELLLPPP!!!
     
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    links fixed...
     
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    netgear 311t and WG511t > gigabyte.

    those netgears use the atheros chipset.
     
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    opinions on the dlink? will the antenna be worth getting?
     
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    i've used the linksys high-gain antennas with some success. Personally I think DLink is utter crap.
     
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    so as far as best range in a wireless card, what should i be looking for? the netgears?
     
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    for the desktop, the 311T, for the notebook, the 511T
     
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    does the wireless g have better range than b or is it about the same? should i upgrade my b router even though all i will be doing is internet sharing?
     
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    This is a rare occasion that I do agree with the statement and way it was stated...
     
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    my current router is a d-link and i dont have any problems with it. will i get better range(i know ill get better speed) by going with a G router? i was thinking of getting that311t along with the netgear super g router. my only concern is this... the laptop in my house has a 802.11g card..... will i be able to run a "super g" network this way.... like my comptuer will accept the higher bandwith and the laptop will default to normal g.... or will i have to run just normal g for them to work?
     
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    with the right firmware, you should be able to share 108mbps/54mbps.
     
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    i'll look into it.. i just dont want to pay extra for it and then not be able to use it if the laptop cant see that network.
     
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    you + a couple online reviews might have turned me into a netgear fan..
     

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