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Master Geek

#238099 3-Jul-2018 10:14
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Moving flats soon. At my current place i'm fortunate enough to have wired connection for my PC but in the new place I can't.


Does anyone have any recommendations for a wireless PCIe card (2.4/5)? I don't do much (if any) online gaming, most of the online stuff I do is youtube (1440p), game updates, cloud backups and general downloading. The router i'll be using is a Fritz Box 7490(?). Connected to that (via wired) is my NAS that I back up to.


Any suggestions will be helpful, currently checking out reviews, but would be good to get some firsthand experience.





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Ultimate Geek
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  #2048120 3-Jul-2018 10:31
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Get something with an antennae not fixed to the back of the card, something like these:


Having the antennae fixed down the back of the base can result in a rubbish signal.

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Uber Geek

  #2048169 3-Jul-2018 11:13
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If you choose to go with the above be aware it is only compatible with Windows 10.


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Ultimate Geek

  #2048397 3-Jul-2018 16:13
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Grab some thing like an intel 9260 best there is right now, and 160Mhz (1733Mbps) capable
Happily running one on my laptop and also available on a PCIe card


As @Yits said only Win10 drivers, but any Intel Wifi card is a good choice 7260/5, 8260/5 these are supported on older OS's

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