I do not hate Razer mice, I hate Razer lol. Now 90% of quality mice are associated with "gaming", and as a result, purchasing a quality mouse costs more money. (Same goes to other components). Its cool that Razer and other big names have brought more awareness to the PC, but the gimmicky lights, decals, and 'technology' is annoying.
I just bought this little guy when I built my computer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166056
I've never had any problems with it at all.
This is something I would be for, and not against. External USB devices are ideal for throughput and stability. I have not seen any shielded internal adapters, and almost all negative reviews stem from the fact that their hardware is internal haha.
Let's all try doing this in command prompt:
ping [Router IP Address] -n 2000 -l 32000
Not exactly the best test on earth, but you can get a fairly reasonable idea of how well the throughput and stability of your WiFi connection.
My router is dying unfortunately, but I must have had a golden amplifier. I was setting 210mW but had no idea that would actually send ~750mW to the amplifier (which should have fried it quickly). Had this enabled for years without hiccups, but with my amplifier on I get this:
After disabling the internal amp, I get an average of 24ms and 0 dropped packets using a Buffalo (g) router and my PC connected on the floor above. I have an average throughput of 2MB/s for each client, which is about 17Mb/s using WPA2/AES encryption, and CTS-to-self.
Waiting for a reliable ac router to take the plunge. None of my neighbors are on 5Ghz! haha
For future reference, if possible, make sure to use a powerline ethernet adapter! You can get a reliable 500Mb/s kit for $45 online!
Much better than WiFi for most people