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July 2, 2014 11:08:56 PM

Hello everyone! I have a question concerning a motherboard i'm going to purchase (Here's a link to my upcoming build https://pcpartpicker.com/user/tealfootballgame/saved/#s...).

The motherboard apparently comes with wifi built into the computer, which is nice. It comes with 802.11n but no WLAN chip. Would it be better if I had a WLAN chip? Will the built in wifi work well enough for gaming?

Also would it benefit me to just get either another module or usb wifi adapter and use that instead?

Finally, If I use a another wifi adapter, would that conflict with the built-in module? Do i have the option of using any wifi adapter or am I limited to the one built in?

EDIT: Here's a detailed link of my motherboard (http://us.hardware.info/reviews/5139/4/mini-itx-boards-...).

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July 2, 2014 11:33:06 PM

The FM2A88X-ITX+ motherboard already has a WLAN chip (WiFi module), as shown on the manufacturer's page:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/amd/fm2a88x-itx+/

You are not limited to use the built-in one, but unless it stops working there is no point using a different one.

Finally, if the PC will be near enough to your router/modem, it's always better to use a wired LAN connection. It's generally faster and less prone to connectivity issues than WiFi. WiFi should only be used on a desktop PC if wired is impossible.
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July 3, 2014 12:11:05 AM

Phillip Corcoran said:
The FM2A88X-ITX+ motherboard already has a WLAN chip (WiFi module), as shown on the manufacturer's page:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/amd/fm2a88x-itx+/

You are not limited to use the built-in one, but unless it stops working there is no point using a different one.

Finally, if the PC will be near enough to your router/modem, it's always better to use a wired LAN connection. It's generally faster and less prone to connectivity issues than WiFi. WiFi should only be used on a desktop PC if wired is impossible.


Appreciate your feedback and thank you!
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