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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I'm moving in somewhere with no cabled internet and my desktop doesn't have wifi...

 

So I'm thinking about buying either a PCI E card like this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TL-WDN4800-Wireless-Express-Adapter/dp/B007GMPZ0A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431535240&sr=8-1&keywords=TP-LINK+TL-WDN4800&tag=linustechtips-21

 

EDIT: perhaps something like this only if it's worth the extra money though

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-wireless-network-card-pceac68

 

 

or perhaps something like this (powerline adapter)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-PA411KIT-Powerline-Adapter-Starter/dp/B0084Y9N3O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431535350&sr=8-1&keywords=TP-LINK&tag=linustechtips-21

 

If I'm honest I know nothing about networking properly and was wondering what people would suggest.

 

My budget is around £50

 

 

It's really not possible to run cable to my new flat unfortunately, I really would if I could... But alas no.

 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated :D


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So I'm moving in somewhere with no cabled internet and my desktop doesn't have wifi...

 

So I'm thinking about buying either a PCI E card like this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TL-WDN4800-Wireless-Express-Adapter/dp/B007GMPZ0A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431535240&sr=8-1&keywords=TP-LINK+TL-WDN4800&tag=linustechtips-21

 

 

or perhaps something like this (powerline adapter)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-PA411KIT-Powerline-Adapter-Starter/dp/B0084Y9N3O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431535350&sr=8-1&keywords=TP-LINK&tag=linustechtips-21

 

If I'm honest I know nothing about networking properly and was wondering what people would suggest.

 

My budget is around £50

 

 

It's really not possible to run cable to my new flat unfortunately, I really would if I could... But alas no.

 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated :D

I personally use the WDN4800 (The first PCI-E Card you linked) and I love it. Have yet to have any issues with the card. I recommend it. 


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It'd be great if you could get an electrical wiring diagram for the place. Then you'd be able to see how effective Powerline would be. If everything's on the same circuit, I'd go for Powerline.


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If you can run powerline it will be better than wireless. Pretty sure it will, might be wrong.


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So I'm moving in somewhere with no cabled internet and my desktop doesn't have wifi...

 

So I'm thinking about buying either a PCI E card like this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TL-WDN4800-Wireless-Express-Adapter/dp/B007GMPZ0A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431535240&sr=8-1&keywords=TP-LINK+TL-WDN4800&tag=linustechtips-21

 

 

or perhaps something like this (powerline adapter)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-PA411KIT-Powerline-Adapter-Starter/dp/B0084Y9N3O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431535350&sr=8-1&keywords=TP-LINK&tag=linustechtips-21

 

If I'm honest I know nothing about networking properly and was wondering what people would suggest.

 

My budget is around £50

 

 

It's really not possible to run cable to my new flat unfortunately, I really would if I could... But alas no.

 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated :D

 

Hmm, when you say no cabled internet, would that mean you will have to get mobile 3G/LTE data? Or did you mean wherever the router is is too far away from your desktop to have a wired networking environment?


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Hmm, when you say no cabled internet, would that mean you will have to get mobile 3G/LTE data? Or did you mean wherever the router is is too far away from your desktop to have a wired networking environment?

I'm assuming that he'll have some form of cabled internet but he won't be able to run cables across the property.


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So I'm moving in somewhere with no cabled internet and my desktop doesn't have wifi...

 

So I'm thinking about buying either a PCI E card like this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TL-WDN4800-Wireless-Express-Adapter/dp/B007GMPZ0A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431535240&sr=8-1&keywords=TP-LINK+TL-WDN4800&tag=linustechtips-21

 

EDIT: perhaps something like this only if it's worth the extra money though

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-wireless-network-card-pceac68

 

 

or perhaps something like this (powerline adapter)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-PA411KIT-Powerline-Adapter-Starter/dp/B0084Y9N3O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431535350&sr=8-1&keywords=TP-LINK&tag=linustechtips-21

 

If I'm honest I know nothing about networking properly and was wondering what people would suggest.

 

My budget is around £50

 

 

It's really not possible to run cable to my new flat unfortunately, I really would if I could... But alas no.

 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated :D

Asuming the wireing is relatively ne, powerline is your best option. Wireless can be crap sometimes

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Posted · Original PosterOP

-snip-  wherever the router is is too far away from your desktop to have a wired networking environment?

 

 

I'm assuming that he'll have some form of cabled internet but he won't be able to run cables across the property.

 

 

This :)


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This :)

 

Well depending on the wiring in the new house, but anything 20 years or less should have proper ones.  Either is fine really.


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