What is a Wireless Card

Shadeslayer110

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Hi,
I am building a PC over the summer, and someone had told me to get a wireless card. I wanted to ask what is a wireless card and what does it do? I know I could search on Google, but I trust this site more. My PC build is below just in case.

Processor: Intel i5 4670k
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8 GB 2x4
Motherboard: ASUS Z97 K
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 760
Hard Drive: WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB SSD
Optical Drive: Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal
Power Supply Unit: EVGA 500B 500W 80PLUS Bronze Certified
Heatsink Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
OS: Windows 7
Case: NZXT Phantom 410
Monitor:Asus MX239H, 23-Inch Full HD AH-IPS LED-backlit and Frameless Monitor
Mouse: Steelseries Sensei Frost Blue Keyboard: Logitech K360 Wireless Keyboard
Total: $1411
 
A wireless card allows you to make a wireless connection to a network. How do you you connect to the internet(the network) at home? Is there a switch with an Ethernet port so you can connect a cable between it and your computer?
 

PsychoGamingLemon

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Nope, they are connected via the PCI slot or a USB header.
The Ethernet cable connects between your router and PC.
 

Shadeslayer110

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It is out of stock on Amazon, and they said they don't know when it will be back. I am buying all my parts from Amazon. When you say that it connects to the PCI Slot and the internal USB header is it both? Sorry for so many questions, i don't know anything about this!
 

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It's okay, everyone has to start somewhere; the Wireless card it is explained in the Instructions.
Try this instead:
http://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-TL-WDN4800-Wireless-Express-Low-profile/dp/B007GMPZ0A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401484203&sr=8-1&keywords=internal+wireless+card+for+desktop
That only connect's to the PCI Slot, making it easier to install.
 

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