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wireless receiver

Postposted on Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:54 am

i get free wireless internet where i am but i need a good receiver whats the best one
and im not steeling it either my land lord gives it to me for free :P
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Re: wireless receiver

Postposted on Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:40 pm

if your landlord has wireless G router, you need a wireless G USB stick
if he has wirless N, get a wireless N stick
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Re: wireless receiver

Postposted on Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:20 pm

Or just get a wireless-N adapter. It's backwards compatible and will allow you to keep up. If they go from G to N, you're already prepared.
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Re: wireless receiver

Postposted on Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:23 pm

I'd get one with an external antenna and WPA2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... &name=WPA2 Why do you say that you need a good receiver? Do you have one now that isn't working well?

Like potatochobit and Evaders said, take advantage of N if that's what your landlord is broadcasting. Is this for a laptop or desktop?
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Re: wireless receiver

Postposted on Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:24 pm

thanks for the response
i have good signal most of the time but some times it fluctuates and i thought if i had a good receiver that would change the one i use now is a lap top with one biult in thats about 5 years old so when i biuld my new desktop i was trying to get some info on what wireless adapter i should get
i am leaning towards getting this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
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Re: wireless receiver

Postposted on Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:49 pm

That's a serious looking antenna. You might want to look for a review at a site like http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless. After a quick search I didn't find one though.
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Re: wireless receiver

Postposted on Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:51 pm

Moved to networking

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Re: wireless receiver

Postposted on Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:38 pm

mavrick211 wrote:i have good signal most of the time but some times it fluctuates and i thought if i had a good receiver that would change
Fluctuations may be the result of interference, especially on the 2.4GHz band where a lot of cordless phones live (other things can cause it too -- microwave ovens, etc). If that's the case, a better antenna, or a different placement of the antenna, help. But it might not, in which case only a change at your landlord's end (or an elimination of whatever is causing the interference) will solve it.
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