View Full Version : [ubuntu] Asus PCI-E Card Underperforming

March 1st, 2012, 06:46 AM
I live on the 4th floor and access a wireless point on the 1st. I noticed that my laptops were getting better wireless, but I figured that my computer must be in the most non-optimal location or something, so I picked up a 9dBi High Gain antenna to make sure my desktop would be happy. Sure enough, I get ~80% signal strength but I still can't rely on the internet.

My Mac OS laptop and my Netbook running Ubuntu both get less signal but better/more consistent connections which makes me think, it must be the drivers to the card. So I booted up in Windows, which I hadn't done in a few weeks, and of course internet is smooth. I just did a bandwidth test and got 8Mbps down and 5Mbps up!

How do I find better drivers or what else can I do? Is there a go-to wireless card that I might consider? I think I have some open PCI slots too if that helps.

Here's my rig in case that helps:

wireless card: Asus PCE-N15 PCI-E
processor: Intel Core-i5, Sandy Bridge, 3.3Ghz
gpu: GeForce GTX550 (EVGA)
motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V Pro

March 1st, 2012, 02:31 PM
Can anyone recommend a good PCI or PCI-E card? I can recycle this card in another computer that will be closer to wireless...