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July 7, 2011 12:26:27 PM

Maybe a stupid question , I am building a new gaming pc and it is not possible to plug my wireless router directly into my computer as I
have no phone lines where i will use it. So it will need to be wireless . The motherboard is a p8p67 pro , will i need to purchase a wireless adapter
or does wireless work out of the box? if so what is the better choice PCI Wireless Adapter or USB Adapter? I will not need the adapter to leave the pc
so i was thinking PCI. further more is this a good choice?? http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=336/ID=15...

TIA :) 

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July 8, 2011 12:52:16 AM

Can anybody answer this?
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July 9, 2011 9:22:35 PM

Motherboards usually dont come with wireless onboard. PCI-e is usually the fastest & cheaper than usb.

Don't buy that one. Unless that site is in a different currency than USD..lol because I found one on newegg for half the price. TP-LINK TL-WN781ND Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Up to 150Mbps
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July 10, 2011 5:53:26 AM


If I understand your correctly, you need a wireless dongle which includes a subscription or a pay-as-you-go setup which can connect to a wireless network. In the UK they cost around £15 per month but signals are notoriously poor and speeds quite slow so online gaming would be out of the question.

However, with no landline to put a DSL service on, you have no other choice.


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July 10, 2011 10:18:54 AM

Sorry you have misunderstood. I have a wireless router , and am building a computer. There is no way for me to plug the router into the pc due to distance and the fact that my house telephone lines have a mind of its own ie we have a phone line in every single room but only 2 of them work and only one can be used for internet .Weird or what ? So as much as its not advised im am going to have to use wireless internet for my gaming,
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July 10, 2011 10:20:53 AM

bkc1014 said:
Motherboards usually dont come with wireless onboard. PCI-e is usually the fastest & cheaper than usb.

Don't buy that one. Unless that site is in a different currency than USD..lol because I found one on newegg for half the price. TP-LINK TL-WN781ND Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Up to 150Mbps

Im am paying nz dollars which is around 80 cents USD atm. Its the cheapest ive found so ill just get it.. BTW thats the same exact one and equals to be same price or even cheaper here.
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July 10, 2011 10:37:50 AM


Sorry about that - I misread the situation. A wireless adapter, known as a dongle, which should cost very little - the equivalent of twenty dollars US, I believe - will handle the data between the computer and the router so long as there are no metallic elements in the way. Microwave ovens and hands-free landline phones can also interfere.

This one
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Netgear-Wireless-N-WiFi-N300-USB-...
is a decent make but cheaper ones are also available. Check the e-Bay site for New Zealand and find a local one.


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July 10, 2011 10:40:06 AM

Saga Lout said:

Sorry about that - I misread the situation. A wireless adapter, known as a dongle, which should cost very little - the equivalent of twenty dollars US, I believe - will handle the data between the computer and the router so long as there are no metallic elements in the way. Microwave ovens and hands-free landline phones can also interfere.

This one
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Netgear-Wireless-N-WiFi-N300-USB-...
is a decent make but cheaper ones are also available. Check the e-Bay site for New Zealand and find a local one.


Yeah im decided on a pcie 'dongle' and lol there is no ebay site in nz
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July 14, 2011 12:43:33 PM

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