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Thread: Asus PCI-E Card Underperforming

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Asus PCI-E Card Underperforming

    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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Re: Asus PCI-E Card Underperforming

    Can anyone recommend a good PCI or PCI-E card? I can recycle this card in another computer that will be closer to wireless...


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