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    I was wondering if a new wireless card would improve my Mbps,I can currently connect at 18Mbps wireless using the D-LinkAirplus DWL-G520 rev.B in my Desktop.Using Cat5 I get 7Mbps with the 3com 3C900B-TPO ethernet card.I have a Laptop that get 25Mbps wireless and 50Mbps using an ethernet cable plugged directly into the Belkin N600 DB router.If I were to upgrade the ethernet card and cabling I'm at about the cost ($29) of a new DWA- 525 (I currently have an approx.15ft cat5 and would need a 25ft. to rig it permanent).The Desktop is the one in my sig,so would there be any improvement in going the new wireless card or is my OS/old Hardware limiting any potential increase in Mbps?
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    Wired (Cat5e). It's more reliable, and secure.
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    Your 3com 3C900B-TPO Ethernet card is very old and runs at 10 Mbps. I suggest that you upgrade that card. Most current Ethernet cards run at 100 & 1000 Mbps. On your private network you are limited by the speed of the switch. If the ports are limited to 100 Mbps get a matching card for your desktop. On the public network you are limited by the speed of the internet connection.

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    My ISP guarantees 50Mbps d/l rate and since my home network is currently wireless Desktop/Netbook/Latop ,think I'll go with the wireless card upgrade first,since I will apparently see an improvement in speeds.Security wise,I'm far enough off the beaten path that a well secured Wireless Network should suffice.I am also realizing my current Computer is getting kinda old ,so I may need to replace it soon anyway ,so $$$ is more important than longevity atm.
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    Crucial M4 128Gb SataIII SSd
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    Samsung 931bf 19" LCD

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    I realize the thread has been marked "resolved" ,but I figured an update might be helpful to others.

    Pretty happy with the results so far


    I'm sure I could tweak it a bit more yet ,but still happy.

    Thanx for the help

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    Quite an improvement.
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    \_____________\ -._)!(_.- /_____________/
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