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June 28, 2013 2:21:55 PM

I honestly might be being very stupid but I need wifi explained to me. I have a wireless dongle for my computer, looking to invest in one of the cheaper asus z87 mother boards. Will it have to have onboard wi-fi in order for the dongle to work. If so what should I do? Its not really investing in a z87 pro if the only thing I really want is the wifi. If so what sort of product would I need to get. Im guessing its PCI card.

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a c 193 V Motherboard
June 28, 2013 2:27:57 PM

The Z87 Pro gives ya $90-$110 off w/ the CPU, so it's basically a ridiculously underpriced feature rich $100 or $120 MoBo

$100 discount and $10 promo code
$450 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$80 discount and $10 promo code
$370 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The cheapest boatd w/ 2 PCIE-3 slots is $150 + $240 for the 4670k is $390
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So the "cheap" Asus MoBo w/o WiFi actually costs ya $20 more then the one with WiFi and all those other features
June 28, 2013 2:43:38 PM

Sadly I'm English and those deals have been taunting me for some time.
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a b V Motherboard
June 28, 2013 3:13:05 PM

Is it a USB dongle and if so why would you need a board that also has WiFi?
a b V Motherboard
June 28, 2013 3:31:23 PM

By dongle, do you mean USB dongle? If so, those are usually self-contained WiFi adapters all over a USB interface. You can plug it into any computer to give it a wireless network adapter.

If not, what port does it use to attach to your current mboard?
June 28, 2013 5:41:05 PM

Just to clear a few things up. My current computer has a p5k premium asus motherboard. I also use this (http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/290915123516?var=lv&var=... ) Belkin adapter and I get wifi perfectly. If i plug this adapter into one of the asus motherboards such as the z87-a will i get wifi. Again im sorry about my lack of knowledge.
a b V Motherboard
June 28, 2013 5:47:02 PM

mgreene9999 said:
Just to clear a few things up. My current computer has a p5k premium asus motherboard. I also use this (http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/290915123516?var=lv&var=... ) Belkin adapter and I get wifi perfectly. If i plug this adapter into one of the asus motherboards such as the z87-a will i get wifi. Again im sorry about my lack of knowledge.


Yes, you do not need a motherboard with WIFI if you are going to use that dongle.
June 28, 2013 5:54:02 PM

yaaaaaay. Thanks for the help and sorry for my ignorance. Just out of curiosity what does the wi-fi chip on the asus z87 deluxe do then?

a b V Motherboard
June 28, 2013 5:56:12 PM

mgreene9999 said:
yaaaaaay. Thanks for the help and sorry for my ignorance. Just out of curiosity what does the wi-fi chip on the asus z87 deluxe do then?


The same as your dongle does.
a b V Motherboard
June 28, 2013 6:51:34 PM

Mousemonkey said:
The same as your dongle does.

Yep, the advantage of the USB adapter is that it can move from system to system.
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a c 1283 V Motherboard
June 28, 2013 7:00:49 PM

They are just building Wifi onto the mobo, much as laptops have had it built in for a few years now
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