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#1 amythompson172


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:23 PM

Alright so I've been through two extremely cheap network cards on my computer so far, and typically they've done this thing where they'd be fine (30-70 ping) and then thered be points to where they would get 800-1k ping and sometimes 2k ping. Most of them I've totally destroyed through rage, or by messing with the antenna (or what have you one was a USB) until I got my ping back.

Is there anywhere I can get a network card that will frigen work, and I'm pretty sure it's not my router because I had a laptop which had no problem with internet (other than -2 fps on most games).

I was thinking this one: http://www.amazon.co...li_ss_tl?ie=UTF

or this one: http://www.wireless-...n-router-review

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:13 AM

That asus card or a better one: http://www.amazon.co...Y/ref=pd_cp_e_2


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:14 AM

Could come in handy if you have dual-band routers http://www.amazon.co...34060000&sr=1-1

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:56 PM

If your ping is fluctuating that much, it could be your router or your ISP. Call your ISP tech support to do a diagnostic BEFORE you waste your money on another wireless card.

I have a 10 dollar USB wireless dongle that has worked for eons with very little ping issues, and quite frankly, I would say that as long as your have an intel socket 775 or a phenom II or above, go with USB.


USB wireless works just fine, and you save a PCI lane.

If you are not comfortable with this, then you REALLY should talk to your ISP before purchasing anything at all.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:35 PM

Yeah, try connecting your PC with an ethernet cable to see if the ping times still fluctuate or not. If pings fluctuate like mad even when hardwired, like Tjj226_Angel said, check with your ISP. If not, then shop shop shop for a wireless adapter :)

Not sure what kind of router you have, but if you have an Asus router, maybe stick with the Asus adapters?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:34 AM

Instead of going with PCI/E vard buy any USB dongle like the newegg like given by Tjj.