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January 24, 2013 12:13:28 AM

Hey, Im just wondering the difference between a wireless card and network card. I want to put it in my new build and by able to access the internet without plugging in.

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January 24, 2013 1:41:33 AM

razerback99 said:
Hey, Im just wondering the difference between a wireless card and network card. I want to put it in my new build and by able to access the internet without plugging in.


A wireless card is a card that you plug in any pci or pci-e port in your computer to access the internet with no wire.

A network card is a card that you plug in any pci or pci-e port in your computer to access the internet with a wire.


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January 24, 2013 1:47:40 AM

wired and wireless network adapters also come in USB form by the way.
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January 24, 2013 1:50:38 AM

popatim said:
wired and wireless network adapters also come in USB form by the way.


Yeah but cards are normally add-on cards and usb are adapters


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January 24, 2013 3:49:24 AM

Do some motherboards come with a network card?
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January 24, 2013 4:50:26 AM

yeah almost every motherboard will have a wired lan port already some higher end motherboards will have a wireless one built in but its not very common. if you want to get a decent wireless adapter get a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... if you go with a wired connection than use your on board network lan port. Also wired is your faster option if you decide to go that way.
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