Go Back   OC3D Forums > [OC3D] Hardware & Software > Networks & Security
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 24-11-13, 04:52 AM
Trojan92 Trojan92 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2
Recommend me a USB wireless adapter for under £55

I've recently switched to Fibre and wanted to upgrade my USB adapter along with it. I've been searching for days on what the best USB adapter is but I'm still very confused. My router is a floor below me and with my current USB adapter, I only get 30mbps down and 10 up (the speeds I should be getting are more than double that) so I need an adapter with good range. I don't want a powerline adapter so I'd appreciate it if you didn't suggest one. I'll be shopping at Ebuyer.co.uk or Amazon and my budget it £50 though I can go higher if the performance increase is worth it.

Thanks guys.

EDIT: I'm looking at this one. what do you guys think?

Reply With Quote
Old 30-12-13, 03:19 AM
insomnarium's Avatar
insomnarium insomnarium is offline
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 18
Are you sure that Wi-Fi is the bottleneck? How strong is the signal?

You can always get 802.11n USB adapter, which supports 300 Mbit/s, for much less than £50, but you must be sure that your Wi-Fi router supports "n" standard. Otherwise you must also get "n" standard router. I personally would always choose cable connection, or homeplugs.
Reply With Quote
Old 30-12-13, 09:15 AM
looz's Avatar
looz looz is offline
OC3D Crew
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Finland
Posts: 576
Yeah, the wireless speeds are theorethical maximums and you generally don't get even close if there is anything between you.

As insomnarium pointed out you need a newer standard router, n or even ac. Both require support from the dongle as well.
i5 4690k - GTX 970 - 2x8Gb - 512GB 850 EVO
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:09 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.