Need a good PCIe wireless card...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by CYB3RBYTE, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. CYB3RBYTE macrumors regular

    CYB3RBYTE

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    Hello all,

    I know this isn't the place to post this but I need some help concerning a choice of PCIe wireless card for my gaming build, the CRIMS0N. Right now I have the WORST Rosewill PCIe card in it, and I get download speeds of only 300kps, on a good day. Does anyone know of a PCIe 802.11n card they'd recommend that's decent for gaming? I heard TP-Link was pretty good...
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    I've put the TP-Link 300MB PCIe cards in a couple of family PCs. No issues with them so far.
     
  3. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I bought a genuine Apple mini PCIe card with a Broadcom chipset(p/n starting with B) and a mini PCIe to PCIe adapter. It was plug and play in Leopard.
     
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    Think this one might be running Windows. ;)

    That said, nothing beats a bit of CAT5 for a gaming rig.
     
  5. CYB3RBYTE thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can't have said it better myself. HOWEVER, I don't have the luxury of living in a modern house with cat5 installed into walls, so unless I punch a hole in my wall I'm screwed outta luck there.
     
  6. CYB3RBYTE thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey bunnspecial, can you maybe show me what mini PCIe to PCIe adapter you bought?
     
  7. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    In the chat I linked you to a decent $10 one
     

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