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OK, so I've got listed all the components for my first build, but then I realise; I don't have a wireless card. So I came here to ask two questions; Does my planned motherboard have a wireless card (I can see it says Realtek LAN, but internet things are not my strong point). If it doesn't, or the current one is terrible, which one should I buy?

All feedback is greatly appreciated.
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No, that does not have integrated wireless. 'Realtek LAN' means it's got an ethernet port for a wired connection.

If you want wireless, please tell us what type of router you have and how far away the computer will be.

Also, that's an AMD mainboard, and this is the Intel subforum. Did you post in the wrong place or did you choose the wrong mainboard?
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No, that does not have integrated wireless. 'Realtek LAN' means it's got an ethernet port for a wired connection.

If you want wireless, please tell us what type of router you have and how far away the computer will be.

Also, that's an AMD mainboard, and this is the Intel subforum. Did you post in the wrong place or did you choose the wrong mainboard?
Ah, I'm so used to clicking into this forum, and as this is my first experience with an AMD, I just forgot.

The distance....somewhere between 25-75 feet.

EDIT: Sorry, forgot the router. It's a NetGear WGR614V9.

(Also, sorry for the wrong-forum post!)
Edited by Z13 - 6/11/11 at 1:08pm
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i use a Belkin wireless USB adapter, it works great in my bedroom (router is down stairs in living room} i get a faster speed than my desktop connected to my router with an Ethernet wire
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Ah, I'm so used to clicking into this forum, and as this is my first experience with an AMD, I just forgot.

The distance....somewhere between 25-75 feet.

(Also, sorry for the wrong-forum post!)
No worries!

What type of router do you have? Is that 25-75 feet with nothing in between, or are there walls and appliances? Veritcal or horizontal separation or both?
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No worries!

What type of router do you have? Is that 25-75 feet with nothing in between, or are there walls and appliances? Veritcal or horizontal separation or both?
NetGear WGR614V9 router, with about 4-5 walls between it and the computer. It's horizontal seperation, and there's kitchen appliances, another PC, a laptop, 2 TVs, a stereo system between the router and planned location of the PC.
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That router is Wireless-G. If you're going to be in the 30-75 feet then I don't think it'll work out.
If you really need to though, any Wireless-G adapter would be fine try to get PCI or PCI-E. That's just me.
But you should really think about Wireless-N if you plan to stream hi-def, download lots of things, or you're far away from your router.
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That router is Wireless-G. If you're going to be in the 30-75 feet then I don't think it'll work out.
If you really need to though, any Wireless-G adapter would be fine try to get PCI or PCI-E. That's just me.
But you should really think about Wireless-N if you plan to stream hi-def, download lots of things, or you're far away from your router.
I'll look into a Wireless-N Router, are they expensive? What sort of price-range?
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You should be fine with something cheap, like this. If you don't mind spending a little more cash, then this might be a bit more reliable.

I prefer to use an installed card over USB dongles, but that's up to you. Your distance isn't that large, but you could have some trouble with the obstacles between the computer and router. How does your laptop do at the new computer's eventual location? Use that to determine if you should get a cheap one or spend a bit more money.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iJustin View Post
That router is Wireless-G. If you're going to be in the 30-75 feet then I don't think it'll work out.
If you really need to though, any Wireless-G adapter would be fine try to get PCI or PCI-E. That's just me.
But you should really think about Wireless-N if you plan to stream hi-def, download lots of things, or you're far away from your router.
I run wireless G on my XBox 360 with about that distance. Router is upstairs and there's plenty of obstacles between the router and the machine. I don't have any trouble streaming HD video through Netflix, and download speeds are just fine. I can't play multiplayer games on it without causing a bit of frustration, but for everything else it does just fine.

Just one man's experience
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