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    Need help choosing an NIC

    Hey guys the Dynex network card that I bought about a year ago had problems and come to find out the manufacturer states that there is no windows 7 64 bit support but the box says differently so I got my money back. Can you guys suggest a card that will play nicely with my build and not break the bank. I really don't want to spend more than $30.00 bucks if I don't have to.
    Thanks in advance.
    Pete

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    Re: Need help choosing an NIC

    Whats wrong the the on-board? Or do you need two for something? been a long time since I even looked at standalone nic cards, but I always got 3com. Does not help you one bit, but there ya go :-)

    OK, maybe go with an intel, they always have good driver support

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833106121
    Last edited by grimmster; 05-07-2012 at 10:02 PM.



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    Re: Need help choosing an NIC

    Quote Originally Posted by grimmster View Post
    Whats wrong the the on-board? Or do you need two for something? been a long time since I even looked at standalone nic cards, but I always got 3com. Does not help you one bit, but there ya go :-)

    OK, maybe go with an intel, they always have good driver support

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833106121
    The on-board crapped out about a year ago.
    Pete

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    Re: Need help choosing an NIC

    Anybody know if wireless adapters are as fast now as wired adapters? I am running an N speed router.
    Pete

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    Re: Need help choosing an NIC

    if you only had a 100mb nic card, and your isp only provides a 10-15mb download, then I think a wireless g would work out if you can be within a 15 ft distance of the router. If however you had a 1000mb nic, and a 15+mb connection, then the wireless will not be able to match the speeds of the wired connection.

    right now I have two laptops, one has a G speed on has a N, the N always goes at least twice as fast as the G no matter what speed test I try it on. I have a 25mb download from ISP, when I get to me desktop running at 1000mb connection to the router, I'll compare those speeds to the N.



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    Re: Need help choosing an NIC

    so, I d/l 4Mbps on G speed, 8/Mbps on N speed and 16Mbps on wired.



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    Re: Need help choosing an NIC

    The other issue is latency with wireless which will be greater then a wired connection.

    But if your not doing online gaming or heavy video streaming latency won't be much of an issue.

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    Re: Need help choosing an NIC

    intel nics are the best performers :X i only recommend those for ethernet nics ...

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    Re: Need help choosing an NIC

    Thanks for the input everyone. I went with this one because it's PCI e, really small, Windows 7 compatible, and the reviews were pretty good.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833166015
    Pete

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