Hey, I solved the problem! I took an empty can of Arnold Palmer (my favorite) and I stuck the hole on top of the dongle, now I get a perfect connection. It looks a little red neck, but Hey Jack, if it works, it works
"Difficulties mastered are opportunities won" -Sir Winston S. Churchill
First, gaming over wifi is going to suck. Second, if you not getting a good signal it's likely that any adapter won't get a good signal unless you want to pay a good chunck of change for a high end one.