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Looking for a 5ghz wifi adapter

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Oct 30, 2010
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Looking for a 5ghz wifi adapter

I've never bought a wifi adapter before and was shopping on Amazon earlier to look for one. My laptop doesn't work with 5ghz connection and the 2.4ghz has constant issues. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm kind of clueless on what I should be looking for. Should I be getting a USB adapter or one of those network cards that I install into the laptop?

So far I've found these two that look okay:

This was the top search on with a reasonable price: ... 054&sr=1-1

This was the brand that was recommended on Lifewire, however this is not available in Canada and will cost a bit more to ship to me: ... B00JDVRCI0

Are either of these good for everyday home use for my laptop? Any other recommendations in similar price range is appreciated.
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Aug 15, 2006
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If you have a Best Buy or a Canada Computers near you, just go there and get one. It will be faster than waiting for Amazon.

Pretty much any one will do. Depending on the laptop brand, they may make one made by that brand. For example Asus makes a couple : ... 02583.aspx? or this one: ... _id=067505

There's lots of options at BB and CC or any electronic store really in your area
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Mar 25, 2003
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For a notebook, you don't want antenna sticking out like that
get this instead ... B078MHKFJ9

those with long antenna are more suitable to be behind a desktop computer
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Jun 12, 2007
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Stay away from the Linksys usb sold in Walmart stores.

The 5Ghz connection can get very slow (like less than 2 Mbps) intermittently. At least Walmart has a good return policy