Wifi? Tags: WiFi Components Last response: February 25, 2013 2:24 PM in Components Share TheNewPCGuy February 24, 2013 1:22:43 PM My components are all being shipped for my first build, but how do I get a wifi connection? I've heard about wireless USB things? Do I need a specific USB adapter for my motherboard or? More about : wifi phil22 February 24, 2013 7:28:42 PM You can either install an internal PCI Wireless Network Card which has a small antenna sticking out from it, or buy an external USB Wireless Adapter. If you decide on an internal wireless card, all you need to check is that the new motherboard has a spare PCI or PCIe slot. Then buy a PCI or PCIe wireless card as appropriate. If you decide on an external wireless adapter, all you need is a spare USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 slot. However, wherever possible it's always preferable to use a wired connection to the router if it's close enough to your PC, because it's more reliable, faster, and less hassle than wireless. TheNewPCGuy February 25, 2013 2:24:31 PM Thank you. This was extremely helpful! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWifi Extender vs New Adapter Forum SolvedHow to transfer a regular phone line over a wifi. Forum SolvedAdding a third router via Dlink powerline devices stops the Wi-Fi on the main Wi-Fi network. Forum SolvedDaisy Chain wi-fi routers Forum SolvedCannot connect to a wi-fi network Forum Solvedwhat wifi adapter that i can get with 50$ Forum SolvedAsus Maximus VII Formula Wi-Fi question Forum SolvedWiFi card: mini-PCIe or PCIe? Forum SolvedWindows 8.1 switching to Ethernet when using a Wi-Fi Connection Forum Solved3 Antenna Wifi Card VS 2? Forum SolvedLooking for a Gaming PC for under $400, including the tower, a wifi adapter, and an OS (Preferably Windows 8 or 7) Forum SolvedIntel Pentium g3258 overclocking issue with Gigabyte z97n-WIFI. Forum SolvedWhat is the best and cheapest LGA 1150 motherboard for overclocking with wifi? Forum SolvedPlease help me with what I should buy for WIFI/LAN Forum SolvedWiFi PCI card not detected ? Forum SolvedWi-Fi Dongle working with xp but not with 8.1 Forum SolvedHow to access multiple computers with single wifi dongle? Forum SolvedSamsung galaxy s duos 2,enquiry about mobile data and wifi hotspot option Forum Solvedneed help for a 1000-1200 gaming pc build with wifi built in Forum SolvedTV connection to Wifi network through Ethernet Socket & DSL modem Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !