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Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 + Wireless network card?

I've tried researching but I'm not really sure what I'm looking at. Does the Extreme 3 Gen 3 have a built in wireless network card? Or will i have to purchase one.... If i have to purchase one, which one should I get to go with a 2wire gateway 2701HG-G?

Help is appreciated.
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    No, the ASRock does not have a built-in Wi-Fi; see http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme3%20Gen3&cat=Specifications

    I would never use a wireless connection to a Desktop, instead look at the Powerline - http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme3%20Gen3&cat=Specifications if you cannot run a CAT-5/6 line.
  2. Ty for the response, though I would prefer wired, I believe I would have to go wireless. I've selected a card, after researching them. Most of them seem to have mixed reviews, so we'll see what happens.
  3. The Powerline now are twice as fast...

    Nice comparison:



    In any case, Good Luck! :)
  4. Hmm, that's quite interesting.... Tempting as well. My wireless connection would likely be terrible considering it has to go through like 2-3 walls. It's definitely something to consider, thank you.
  5. Best answer selected by Jebt.
  6. Hey. I have the Asrock Professional Gen3. I'm running Windows 7 Ult 64. Different board than yours, but avoid this USB wireless connector:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166056&Tpk=RNX-N180UBE

    Absolutely, positively could NOT get it to work (neither could a lot of other people).

    Then I got this USB wireless and it works great:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3173666

    Worked perfect right from the start.

    I also have powerline networking running on this board with these:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156283

    Initial set up of the tpl303e2k was a bit of a problem (read my newegg review for the whole story) but once I got it sorted they have been great.

    Note: You won't get anywhere near the advertised speeds with the powerline networking, and if you, say, turn on an appliance or stove, dishwasher, etc. it can impact your speed / quality.
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