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What do I need for wireless

Hi, I just bought a wireless router (D-Link DIR-655) to replace my wired one, no problems with installation, and it's working with my PSP and the my father's MAC. But not with my PC on Windows 7. I can't see any wireless network in my "Network and Sharing Center", even if there are at least 6-7 besides mine... My motherboard is a P5Q-Pro, do I need an extra card (wireless adapter) or is it supposed to be built-in (this is my first wireless network experience evar :sweat:) ?

Thanks !
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  1. you need a wireless NIC in your PC, so go buy one
  2. Before you buy the NIC you need to decide what standard of wireless protocol is required.

    If your D-Link is 802.11b/g/n compatible then it is worth buying an 802.11n NIC. If it is only 802.11b/g and you don't anticipate buying a new router then you can buy a cheaper 802.11b/g NIC running at 54mps rather than the n-version at 300.

    An alternative to installing a network card is to buy a USB wireless adaptor.
  3. • IEEE 802.11n
    • IEEE 802.11g
    • IEEE 802.3
    • IEEE 802.3u

    In the router's specs, so one of those would be fine ? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010410031%201132821052&name=Up%20to%20300Mbps
  4. Sorry for double post but It wouldn't let me edit for some reason.

    I just wanted to add that there are at max 2 meters separating my computer from the router (a normal wall within those 2 meters though).
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    Given the short distance a LAN would be the best option but given the wall a wireless connection is really th eonly option if you don't want to drill holes etc.

    So, with a 802.11n spec you should go for a similar 11n on the computer. A USB wireless adaptor is perhaps the easiest option as you simply plug it in and you could easily move it to another computer if that was not 11n spec.
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