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Pci-e x1 Wireless N card (or sound card)

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So my 5850 arrived and covers one of my PCI ports... which I need for my wireless G card or my Xonar DS... I am more satisfies with the DS than the Wireless G card though, but it was a cheapo 18$ card so yea...

I need either a good PCI-E x1 Wireless N card or a great deal on a pci-e x1 sound card... any of you guys care to help? :)

pricecanada.com can be used to estimate the price in Canada or its availability, but I can do that myself

Hoping to spend ~50$... 100$ max
 

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newtekie: a bit in the high end of my price range but looks nice...

I have a wrt160n if that changes anything... and packet monitoring or wtv mode would be a nice plus

I like ASUS... and 27$ :eek: 30$ wtv lol

distance from router is about... less than 50 feet and no walls to 1 wall/door in the way
 
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are USB receivers any good?

btw the ASUS I can get at 24.xx$ + 10$ ship (can be waived since I will be build a comp for a cousin) + 5% tax

the D-link same thing but with 74.XX$


I heard it's best to stick with the same company? so I should get a linksys receiver?
 

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Theres no point with sticking with the same company, just think about laptops.

Besides, even in identical models, it may use different chip-sets, in the end, only like 4 major companies make them (Intel, Ralink, Atheros, Broadcom) AFAIK.

On USB adapters, I've had horrible luck the 2 D-links I had, it kept on dropping signals no matter what I did. So I personally prefer internal ones.
 
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al;right thanks for the help :) I am pretty set on that ASUS one :D
 
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I'm using a USB stick and it's rockin'. No speed difference than an ethernet cable or Linksys PCI card. All 3 were wireless N adapters, same for the router.
 
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but pci cards should have better range right?

imana get probably 15MB/s with a single band router anyways lol
 
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I have a X-fi MB(X-fi software soundcard riser) audio card that came with my Crosshair III I'll never use if you want it. I'm not 100% sure it will work in a regular x1 slot so that will give me a reason to try it out tonight and report back to you if interested.