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January 30, 2013 6:35:18 AM

hey guys, I'm going to build me a pc and I'd like to get wireless internet, however the motherboard in going to buy doesn't have an on-board wireless card, so my question is: how do I get wireless internet? I know I probably have to buy an external card or something but I have no idea what kind etc.
specs:
Asrock Z77 extreme 4
Intel 3570K
MSI Power Edition OC
Corsair GS700
Corsair Vengeance BLUE,1600,16GB LP
Seagate barracuda 1TB
Zalman Z11 PLUS

thanks in advance :D 

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January 30, 2013 7:11:38 AM

You could either get a PCI based wireless card or a usb wireless dongle.

Personally i would do a quick google search on powerline adapter. It'll give you wired speeds and reduced response time and you won't have to have ethernet leads trailing all through your house.
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January 30, 2013 8:06:21 AM

you can just buy a card that plugs in to your motherboard

or a usb stick

mikerocket how is the latency on the powerline adapters?
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January 30, 2013 8:11:10 AM

mikerockett said:
You could either get a PCI based wireless card or a usb wireless dongle.

Personally i would do a quick google search on powerline adapter. It'll give you wired speeds and reduced response time and you won't have to have ethernet leads trailing all through your house.

okay, how about something like this: http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=229388 ?
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January 30, 2013 8:13:57 AM

Outlander_04 said:
you can just buy a card that plugs in to your motherboard

do you mean an pci card as well or do you mean something else?
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January 30, 2013 8:22:50 AM

Outlander_04 said:
you can just buy a card that plugs in to your motherboard

or a usb stick

mikerocket how is the latency on the powerline adapters?


On mine i average around 10-18ms. That's to the net, not the router.

toine777 said:
okay, how about something like this: http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=229388 ?


That's the PCI adapter style.
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January 30, 2013 8:23:37 AM

toine777 said:
do you mean an pci card as well or do you mean something else?


pci-e

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

If you know the brand of the router you are connecting to and the wifi chip it has [ broadcom , realtech etc ] then buy one with the same brand so you can guarantee compatibility , if you dont know then it will almost always work anyway
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January 30, 2013 9:46:29 AM

mikerockett said:
On mine i average around 10-18ms. That's to the net, not the router.



That's the PCI adapter style.

I know, but is it good?
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January 30, 2013 9:47:30 AM

Outlander_04 said:
pci-e

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

If you know the brand of the router you are connecting to and the wifi chip it has [ broadcom , realtech etc ] then buy one with the same brand so you can guarantee compatibility , if you dont know then it will almost always work anyway

okay thanks :) 
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January 30, 2013 9:48:16 AM

Best answer selected by toine777.
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January 30, 2013 9:49:39 AM

toine777 said:
I know, but is it good?


Having never used it i couldn't say. I always try to avoid using a wireless connection if there is an alternative solution. Generally that's why i always suggest to people to use the powerline adpater.
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