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MSI Motherboard - establishing internet connection?

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October 31, 2012 2:32:05 AM

I recently built a computer and I am having difficulties connecting to the internet. The Internet router is ON and working since I have at 6 computers connected to it. Please find a list of what I have put into it so far below:

Intel Core I7 3770
MSI Z77A-G43
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Radeon HD 7850
1TB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3
Asus disk drive
Corsair TX650 v2
Cooler master Hyper 212 Plus
Apevia X-Trooper
Running: Windows 7 64bit

I have a new fan on order since the 212 is too tall. I have downloaded all of the latest drivers (on another computer and then transformed them over).

My problem arises when I attempt to connect to the router. When I connect it via cable, it works fine but I will be using it in another room. Do I need an wireless antenna? Or is there some other problem I am overlooking.

Thanks for your help.
a c 216 V Motherboard
October 31, 2012 12:33:10 PM

You need a WiFi controller (card or USB).
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a c 216 V Motherboard
October 31, 2012 4:07:43 PM
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You have a few options.

USB 2.0 adapters
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

PCI Express adapters
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

There are hundreds to choose from. You didn't specify what WiFi router you use, but the above adapters should work. Buy an adapter that supports up to 300 Mbps if your router does.
November 1, 2012 2:15:26 AM

Thanks for the recommendations. My adapter is an AirPort Extreme Base Station (family chose it). From the ones you posted, I think the:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

looks best suited for me since my router will likely be replace soon.

Again, thank you GhislainG for your help.
November 2, 2012 3:17:31 AM

Best answer selected by KODileo.
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