I am going to be getting a laptop soon and would like some adivce or suggestions on a wireless adapter. I am in dorms at uni and have a great deal of trouble connecting to the wireless network with my PC. I got an anntena from a friend that allows me to get a very low signal, but a signal none the less.
I am under the impression I will have a much more difficult time getting a connection with a laptops wireless card and have been advised to look into a good usb wireless adapter. Can anyone give me any suggestions on an adapter that would give me a good signal over a long-ish range. Or could someone give me an idea of the sort of things I should be looking for? As in dBi and frequncey? Is higher better? I am looking about and doing some reading but am finding it hard to get any concrete information and, frankly, I am a little confused.
Money isn't a huge problem as I will be getting it at the same time as my laptop so I have a decent bit saved, I would realisticlly be willing to spend about £100 but could be convinced to spend more if it would be worth it.
Thanks for any assistance!