How does Wifi work with the Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E Gaming?

Jul 24, 2018
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I was initially looking at the Z370-F for my first PC build (simply off it's sleek black design) but supposedly (from reviews I read) it doesn't support wireless connection. Does this mean I would need to run an ethernet? Or could I just use a wifi adapter? People suggested the Z370-E instead because apparently it supports wireless connection (and also has SLI support -- which right now I'm not interested in but I'd like to have that option in the future). So, does this mean I won't need a wifi adapter with the Z370-E? Bare with me, total noob here.

P.S. I'd like to have wireless connection because of the impracticality of where my PC will be in relation to the router/modem.
 

Barty1884

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EDIT My bad, I misread it and thought we were talking about the Z370-F, not the -E.

Out of the box, there's no Wifi on that board.

You can certainly add Wifi support via PCIe addon cards or USB dongles etc.

Budget USB options exist, but those are typically generic/off-brand and lack support.

Personally, I've had great success with this specific adapter in the past:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wXL7YJ/asus-wireless-network-card-usbac55

Although as a $40 solution, perhaps picking up a motherboard with native (built-in) Wifi makes the most sense.


The Z370-G is in the mATX form-factor and has built-in Wifi.
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GPbkcf/asus-rog-strix-z370-g-gaming-wi-fi-ac-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z370-g-gaming-wi-fi-ac

All of the motherboards found here:
https://pcpartpicker.com/products/motherboard/#c=128&sort=price&e=31

Are Z370 chipsets and with integrated Wifi solutions.
 
The wifi module is integrated with the z370-e chipset, so you wont need any wifi dongle or adapter with that board. It can run wifi out of the box. And the wifi module is pretty good compared to some aft adapters.
It also has a bluetooth module integrated along with it too. Its a great board and highly recommended.
 

jimmysmitty

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Its not integrated in the chipset per say. Its an additional module that Asus puts on the board and uses a PCIe lane for.

If you get the E then it will have a built in WiFi card that you can use instead of getting a PCIe card.
 


I meant the support overhead is embedded in the chipset, which it is.

 

Andy Nguyen

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I use that board. It has wifi and Bluetooth intergrated into the board out of the box, no module needs to be added except for the anthena.
The wifi is gaming-rated with high gain and low lattency.
 

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