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Old July 17, 2013, 07:51 AM
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Hello guys, so I've managed to build my first PC and it's working just fine, but I've got one problem: I need wireless internet. I've checked my motherboard and it doesn't have wifi integrated, so I need suggestions. I've read somewhere that I can buy a PCI card or a USB thing/wlan card. I was thinking about 35 euros max.

Motherboard: Informatique - Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H S1150 H87 4xDDR3 ATX | GA-H87-D3H

Anyway, thanks in advance.
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Old July 17, 2013, 08:05 AM
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Plenty of them around. I use a pcie-1x with a remote antenna.

Discontinued though.
ABIT AirPace Wi-Fi PCI Express Wireless Adapter - Newegg.com
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Old July 17, 2013, 08:41 AM
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I know it is very expensive but you may as well get something future-proof: ASUS PCE-AC66 High Power Dual Band Wireless PCI-E Network Adapter for RT-AC66U w/ Magnetic Antenna
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Old July 17, 2013, 08:50 AM
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Of options on the same site you linked your board I would go cheap and get this for only 15 Euro:
Informatique - TP-Link TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter | TL-WN851N
It has reasonable reviews on newegg (70% 4 and 5 stars)
TP-LINK TL-WN851ND Wireless N Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n 32-bit PCI Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2 - Newegg.com
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You also need a good router and good internet when going with an expensive card.
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Old July 17, 2013, 10:34 AM
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Hmm, I've got around 2 mb/s download speed, so a cheap one would be sufficient. There's just one thing. Is every adapter compatible with my motherboard?
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Looks like your motherboard has pretty much all types of slots (PCI/PCIe/and obviously usb), so you should be good with pretty much every wireless adapter.
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I highly recommend NOT using a USB adapter, in general they tend to run hotter and "burn out" / fail much sooner than slot based cards. And in general (but not allways) the internal cards have bigger (and sometimes multiple antenna) that results in giving you better signal strength.
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