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Windows 7: Onboard WLAN network card?

08 Aug 2010   #1
imeem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Onboard WLAN network card?

Is there such thing as a onboard wireless network card for desktop? I goggled it and it only mentioned laptops and stuff


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08 Aug 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Pc's don't usually come with one but you can purchase them as either a USB wirelss adaptor or a PCI wireless network card.
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08 Aug 2010   #3
imeem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

So are you saying there's there's no such thing as a onboard one, as in integrated with the motherboard.
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08 Aug 2010   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Even laptop WLAN cards aren't built into the motherboard as integrated graphics would be. The WLAN card is still a removable piece of hardware that can be replaced or added at any time. The card have to be designed differently from a desktop's (much smaller scale), but its basically the same thing.
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08 Aug 2010   #5
imeem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I would like the install my network card on my computer again, but the space between my PCI and PCIE slot is very close and i'm afraid it will affect my video card's temperature greatly.
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08 Aug 2010   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It won't. Maybe by a few degrees, but I doubt it will do even that.
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08 Aug 2010   #7
imeem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

well what if the network card is touching the fan of the video card?
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08 Aug 2010   #8
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post
Is there such thing as a onboard wireless network card for desktop? I goggled it and it only mentioned laptops and stuff
There are motherboards that have this but they are usually quite expensive ($200+).
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