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Laptop Wifi

Braeden
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I got so damn tired of playing games at 14 FPS on my laptop (I'm broke, don't lecture me about towers) so I've decided to go the EGPU route. This involved me pulling my Wifi card out, and slipping the EGPU dock into the mPCIE slot on the motherboard. Question is, how to I get the internets back into my laptop? Any recommendations on WIFI options? 

 

Running an ethernet cable just isn't practical for me, though my laptop does have an ethernet port. The other interesting port is a DVD drive, but I doubt anything can plug into that, lastly of course I have USB. Some of them have blue tabs in them, whatever that means.

 

Thanks!

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USB Wifi adapter.  There are literally thousands to choose from.  Here's a random one from Amazon that got good reviews for less than $20.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-600Mbps-Wireless-Network-Desktop/dp/B07G3WRXDL/ref=sr_1_14?s=electronics&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1543819228&sr=1-14&keywords=USB+wifi&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011

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I'm familiar with those. I bought one but, got 512 kbps. But hell if you guys have had luck I'll try again.

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If you plan on gaming, you might be better off to get a 802.11AC WiFi adapter to take advantage of the lower latency that that allows over 802.11n.

 

A lot will depend on your router as well.

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