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Real n00b question about getting wi-fi

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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    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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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 ?
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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=ENE&N=100010074%20600014297&IsNodeId=1&name=PCI%20Express

    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
  7. 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?
  8. Outlander_04 said:
    pci-e

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100010074%20600014297&IsNodeId=1&name=PCI%20Express

    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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  10. 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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