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Need a wireless card for my PC


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Hi I have a new PC in my room and I'm looking for a reasonably cheap wireless card to play online games for it (not a laptop).
My router is a BT voyager 2000 Wireless ADSL modem. What card do you reccomend? (my PCis essentially directly above the router as my bedroom is the one above it).
EDIT- woops wrong section. Well I suppose it counts seeing as i'll be playing games on it :tazz:

Edited by inferno_blaze, 26 February 2006 - 10:43 AM.

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especially for first person shooters wireless cards are not recomended. they have to high a latency and cause lots of lag.

whatever cheap card is available at your local pc store should work just fine as long as its name brand. belkin, dlink, linksys all have cheap cards.
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how would i go about or what would be the cost of getting a direct connection?
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gonna move this into networking as it's soon to become a networking question
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all you would need is a cat 5 (or 5e or 6) patch cable long enough to go from the nic card on your pc...to your adsl modem...assuming that there is a free ethernet port on that modem.
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ok then, thanks. Know where I could get one and the price? (i ssure hope my dad agrees to this) Plus what does the thing I need a free point of look like?
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well....any computer shop will have the patch cables..and the price depends on the length...i would assume y ou would need at least 25 feet..if not 50 to go from your room to downstairs....so...probably not more than 50 bucks i think (i make my own..so..don't really have a price)...the port on the modem would look like a fatter phone jack...
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[bleep]. There are no free ports on the back of the router. Any chance of a multitab thingy? Otherwise I suppose I'm stuck with a wireless card.
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if the modem only has one eithernet port...you can get a simple ethernet hub or switch to connect the machines to...so you'd have

phone lilne to modem > modem to hub/switch (ethernet) > hub/switch to computers (ethernet)
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http://www.cablestog...d=704&sku=19305 <---here's a 50 ft patch cable for 25 bucks....
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Alright thanks i'll chek up on this stuff with my dad. (BTW i live in the uk so i'm not sure if that's an american site or not). Thanks alot
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it technically is..but i think they ship overseas...if not...you can check the local computer shops..
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Ok thanks alot for your help I really apreciate it (been trying to get the comp online for ages). If I have any more Q's I'll write them back here
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