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What is best network card to receive a wifi signal from far away?

By FreewareTown
May 20, 2008
  1. what is best network card to recive a wifi signal from far away? Network Card or any type of hardware
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    I assume you mean desktop.
    What do you mean by "...a wifi signal far away..." Indoors, outdoors, upstairs, next door
    Do you have control of the "far away" source?
    We recommend Linksys 802.11N WMP300N for PCI card, or the DLink DWA-542 Range Booster Wireless N.
    But there is some advantage to using a USB Wireless N Linksys USB WUSB300N because you can move it around to get the best results for the local environment...
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,686   +86

    PCMICA they all pretty much can receive far away. Most of the ones the market can do the try. I use Belkin, 2x Buffalo and HP. In a 1,500 sq foot ratios you should be okay. The wireless router if powerful your coverage is should do it. Now if you need more than 1,500 sq foot then you would need to get a wireless access point (bridge) to extend your wireless coverage to 2,000 - 3,000 sq foot or more. This number can vary.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,449   +324

    google for MIMO Class Router.

    these devices have Multiple antennas and stronger transmitters too.
     
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,686   +86

    Everything would have to have MIMO to work at it's best, but if you use high power wireless devices you can save money on MIMO way and still get a good range and signal.
     
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    In our experience, the MIMO out put is great to fantastic. However, receiving is not noticeably different in range or speed.
     
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