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I have found myself in a pickle. I am in need of a decent wireless expansion card that will work well with online gaming. I'd like to stay away from USB wireless adapters.

My main issue is that I only have PCI Express 3.0 X16 slots available. Can someone suggest a card that goes in one of those slots? I can't seem to find any.


Thanks,
-Tart
post #2 of 7
network cards just dont require the wider link, so you will generally only find them in 1x (unless it is a gimmick)

just pick any pci express network card that you like and install it into the x16 slot (you can install anything up to x16 in an x16 slot)
    
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pretty much any of these cards will work in that slot, pic one that matches your routers wireless standards. brands like asus, Intel and even roswell are pretty good
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=pcie+wireless+network+adapter
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As stated above, PCIe is backwards compatible with previous versions, and if it fits in the slot it should work.
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So even though the card won't take up the full length of the slot it will work?
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So even though the card won't take up the full length of the slot it will work?

yes, it will work. you will see the first set of fingers which i believe are for power or so which are the same a graphics cards, then the second set of fingers wont take up the full slot as you can see but will use just thoose lanes for data instead of the full bus width. so once again it will work.
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yes, it will work. you will see the first set of fingers which i believe are for power or so which are the same a graphics cards, then the second set of fingers wont take up the full slot as you can see but will use just thoose lanes for data instead of the full bus width. so once again it will work.

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