Range on wireless pci network cards

  VNAM75 13:12 10 Oct 2010

I want to add an old pc (XP, AMD 2ghz) to my home network. The current pc and router is upstairs and the old pc will be downstairs.

Will a standard pci card such as this one click here be able to get a signal from the router upstairs?

  onthelimit 13:25 10 Oct 2010

I've had varying results with these cards - a lot depends on the construction of walls etc between router and PC. I tend to go for homeplugs now instead, but they are much more expensive.

  VNAM75 13:41 10 Oct 2010

Ok, thanks. I don't want to spend too much on it really. It won't be going through walls, but through the ceiling so its plaster borad and wooden beams.

  AL47 14:21 10 Oct 2010

click here

This is what I went for, if u draw a straight line from router to aerial I'm my house u go through one solid wall, the upstairs floor and a downstairs wall

It gets good reviews

  rickf 16:16 10 Oct 2010

Get the EDimax usb wireless dongle. Less hassle installing and it works a treat. Just got one from Amazon last wk for £11.99 including free delivery

  VNAM75 18:08 10 Oct 2010

Thanks, reason why I wanted a pci card was because there are limited usb slots on the pc. But I'm tempted to get this edimax usb adapter

click here

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