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Wireless Network Card for ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard

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July 31, 2013 9:48:29 AM

I just moved into a new house and I've not found any solution that will allow me to operate my PC in a wired mode. Since the reason I have the PC is for online gaming this is a bit of a letdown. I would like some advice on choosing a network card for my PC that is operating using the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard.

I have an HIS IceQ Turbo 7950 video card installed that certainly takes up a lot of space (as far as I can remember nothing else is installed on the mobo). I've not opened up the side of the PC yet to see exactly what kind of space I have, but I've got to believe there's a slot I can use. However, if a USB device would work for me that's an alternative I'm open to.

Is there anything else I need to know about installing it other than plug-n-play and installing the device drivers? In the past I've had to disable the wired networking on a PC to get the wi-fi to come up.

If it helps I'm using AT&T U-Verse for my home internet connection.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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July 31, 2013 10:57:38 AM

Do you have an open PCIE 1X SLOT?
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July 31, 2013 10:58:40 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill RNX-N250PCe (RNWD-11005) Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express 300/300Mbps Transfer/Receive Rate 2T2R 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WPA, WPA2

$17.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill RNX-N250UBE (RNWD-11006) Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 2T2R / 2x 5 dBi External Antenna / Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-bit WEP (Hex & ASCII), WPA/WPA2, WPA(TKIP with IEEE 802.1x)/WPA2(AES with IEEE 802.1x)

$19.99
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July 31, 2013 11:20:59 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Do you have an open PCIE 1X SLOT?


I've not installed anything on them the only reason I wouldn't have access to either slot would be the size of the video card. I find it hard to believe though that both would be blocked. Thanks for the advice. I'm going to attempt a card rather than the USB option.

Any thoughts on this D-Link? I've got a $25 Amazon gift card and an Amazon Prime account for shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-Systems-Wireless-Express-D...
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July 31, 2013 11:23:02 AM

It's ok but the rosewill is better.
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July 31, 2013 11:25:48 AM
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July 31, 2013 11:29:20 AM

Thank you very much. I would post the results of my attempt at wi-fi setup in a day or two, but I'm going to close the topic by choosing an answer.
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July 31, 2013 11:30:16 AM

Stop back , we will help out. , I'll leave it open.
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August 2, 2013 11:42:08 AM

Installed the card. Started updating some software and couldn't break 100kb/s down (6mb service so I should pull ~600kb). Started chatting with tech support for my brand new ISP (I figured they had me setup on the wrong speed in their office) and after I restarted my router I was having massive connectivity problems. Turns out the card isn't labeled Roswill in my devices so I was really confused.

Eventually though after rebooting my PC after the gateway rebooted I was able to get connected. Signal strength seems good. As long as my connection is stable this will be perfect. Installation was a piece of cake. Thanks for your help.
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August 2, 2013 11:50:03 AM

Glad to hear. Your welcome.
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