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Selecting Network Adapter for Best Internet Performance

MRica1
Beginner
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Need some advice on selecting a network adapter for maximizing internet browsing performance with my Cox Communications cable internet service and ethernet connection.

The computer is a HP Z220 with i5-3470 cpu, Samsung 840 Pro SSD, and Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. The current controller is the standard embedded Intel 82579LM .

Would I get better internet performance such as faster page loads, less delays, faster downloads, if I installed a Intel EXPI9301CT or PWLA8391GT adapter? Or something else? My current performance is not slow but I am online quite a bit and would like to save any time that can be saved through better performance.

Suggestions appreciated!

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Mark_H_Intel
Employee
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I would not add another adapter. The network connection built into your computer can handle traffic at faster speeds than your Internet connections, so adding another adapter is not likely to gain you anything.

Mark H

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