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Old 06-24-2013, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my internet service was recently upgraded to 50/5 but my desktop only gets around 17/5 on the wifi. Could my wireless card be bottle necking my speeds?

I used my laptop hard-lined to the router and got 50/5 so it's not the router, I don't think.

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wifi card: bl-link 54mbps
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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wifi card: bl-link 54mbps
Yes, you're Wifi-G card only gives you an average throughput of about 22mbps.

Upgrade it to an N card, and you'll be fine.
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To be more specific, an N 300 card. You have to consider speed drops because 50Mb internet gives a theoretical download speed of 6.25MB/s and a 150N card can drop far enough to not attain those download speed.
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To be more specific, an N 300 card. You have to consider speed drops because 50Mb internet gives a theoretical download speed of 6.25MB/s and a 150N card can drop far enough to not attain those download speed.
Do you have any suggestions on a model I should get? I'm looking for a pci-e card preferably, and below $40.
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Default Re: PCI-e network card bottleneck

I personally have this card.
ASUS PCE-N53 PCI Express Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter - Newegg.com

But this one is cheaper.
TP-LINK TL-WDN3800 PCI Express x1 N600 Wireless Dual Band Adapter - Newegg.com
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I have this one that I don't use: TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Wireless N Dual Band Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express x1 Up to 450Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2 - Newegg.com

I could ship it to you for $15.
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Good deal. That's the card I wanted but when I bought my card these were both well over 60 bucks.
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Sweet! I'd totally do that.

Thanks, man!
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