Hi, I'm building a new PC for myself, and I was wondering if i needed a NIC for my computer. I don't know a lot about them, so I thought i'll just ask. I do have a Wireless Router on my old PC in my basement, but my new PC is going to go in my room, upstairs. So, do i need a NIC? No, i'm not moving my Router. Is there an NIC build in to the motherboard or what?
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I have had to use similar set ups to yours, Narwhal. If you are gaming I would recommend these http://www.netgear.com/home/products/powerline-and-coax... they're so much more reliable. Especially if your signal strength isn't too good on wireless. Just plug one into an outlet in your room and the other into an outlet near your router and you essentially have a wired connection.