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First PC built! Forgot to buy network card... Which one?

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January 3, 2014 4:40:59 PM

Hey guys,

I put together my very first PC yesterday, and it runs no problems at all! However, when I tried connecting to my router I realised didn't have any type of hardware needed to even make the connection. So now I need to drive down to CPL again (Melbourne, Australia) to pick an internal or USB adapter (definately internal). My question is: which card from - http://www.cplonline.com.au/networking.html - is good? I'll only buy an internal card which is $30 or under, but I have no knowledge whatsoever on networking cards, what's the difference and which one should I get?

Thanks guys!!
January 3, 2014 4:45:05 PM

Maybe your motherboard has networking already, lots of them do. What kind is it?
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January 3, 2014 4:47:20 PM

Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P
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January 3, 2014 5:00:08 PM

Onboard LAN is wired though, isn't it?

This desktop is in a separate room from the router :/ 
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January 3, 2014 5:10:05 PM

OK, what you need is a wireless adapter. Here's an example:
http://www.cplonline.com.au/tp-link-tl-wn851n-wn851nd-3...

If you're going to drive to the store anyway, ask them to recommend one. Tell them you have both PCI and PCI-e x1 slots on your MB.
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