Wireless help PLEASE!

deadpool287deadpool287 Member Posts: 113
So my friend moved and he needs advice on wireless devices for an HP Pavilion Media Center m8400f Desktop PC
SPECS http://tinyurl.com/3ttftw
he's on the second floor of a house
router is on first floor
nothing to too expensive $100 or less please
he will be playing games on the connection once the startcraft 2 and left 3 dead come out.
um im pretty sure its comcast for his ISP
NOT allowed to wire it.
he is pretty much right above the router room wise.

What do you guys recommend?


  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Does the router have wireless built-in or is he going to need a WAP as well?
  • deadpool287deadpool287 Member Posts: 113
    wireless built-in
  • darkerosxxdarkerosxx Banned Posts: 1,343
    So do you need a wireless router or a wireless network adapter for the desktop?
  • TryntotechitTryntotechit Member Posts: 108
    I had to get a wireless network adapter for my desktop. I went with the Netgear Wireless Network Adapter WPN 111. I think it was around $75 to $80. I really like it. It does a good job for my needs. Hope this helps.
    Taking 70-294 very soon...again
  • deadpool287deadpool287 Member Posts: 113
    problem solved, went with Ethernet cable but to answer question for the sake of a just in case scenario. They needed a wireless network adapter either pci-e (only slot empty) or usb (couple open)

    anybody foresee any problems with running 50 feet of Ethernet cable down a vent (short vent)?
  • tierstentiersten Member Posts: 4,505
    Use plenum rated cables if you do run it down a duct.
  • rbutturinirbutturini Member Posts: 123
    In case this doesn't work out, I second the WPN 111. It's a great card and you can change out teh antenna on them.
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