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WiFi for new build

brainydexter
  • 2 months ago

I'm putting together a new pc: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/brainydexter/saved/QpF7TW

I can't use Ethernet. Can folks recommend me something for wifi ? Should I use pcie or m2 slot ?

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, not a fan of using wireless for desktops/workstations.
Too many variables that can impact wireless performance.
With that said,
For outright performance, ASUS PCE-AC88 PCIe

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for replying. I looked it up and this is about 100$ . I am hoping to find something cheaper. Any other suggestions ? What should I be looking for ? ( I have no ideas). I am also in a small apartment so dont need long range.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't need super high speed or low latency, the cheapest is a USB wifi dongle which is $10-$15 for b/g/n/ac. PCIe 1x cards offer a little better top end speed and a good but inexpensive one is the TP-Link Archer T4E, and there are some good Asus cards. Rosewill also has some, no idea as to quality.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Add an onboard wifi /AC or /AX to your search criteria, looks like that starts at $180 for the cheapest x570 per your build, so +$50, maybe those check all your boxes. I use onboard on an ITX board for years and I can't really complain. Just don't expect much more than maybe 30-40mb/s download speed in a speed test if you have internet that exceeds it. If you share the wi-fi with several other people in your apartment the signal will be 'diminished' as the router is communicating with everyone else's devices.

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