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Do I need a wireless network adapter in order to connect to Wi-Fi?

I am going to be building my own computer soon, and I was on PC Part Picker and noticed that I didn't put in a wireless network adapter. Is this needed to connect to Wi-Fi? I will probably also be connecting my computer to Ethernet soon also, but until then I will be using Wi-Fi. The OS that I will be running on is Windows 8.1.
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  1. Yea, probably.

    Unless you're buying a motherboard that has it built in.
  2. Some high end motherboards ship with an adapter but if one is not listed with your board you will need one.
  3. You will need an adapter unless you have a motherboard with built in WiFi like the ASUS MAXIMUS VI IMPACT
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132039
    or the ASRock Z87 Extreme6/ac
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157382&Tpk=ASRock%20Z87%20Extreme6%2fAC
    Depending on your budget it might be more less expensive to just buy a good wirelees adapter like the TP-LINK TL-WN822N Wireless N300 High Gain USB Adapter, 300Mbps
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704053
    I used one of these with good results for a couple of years. Now I use the ASUS USB-N66 Dual-band Wireless-N900 Adapter
    because I have a dual ban router.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320132R
  4. CepheiA said:
    Yea, probably.

    Unless you're buying a motherboard that has it built in.

    Does the ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ have one built in?
  5. Best answer
    No it does not so you will need one, I have used different Rosewill ones and happy with all of them http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/wireless-network-card/#i=35,69&sort=a6
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