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Help me make my PC wireless

Descendant XDescendant X Outpost 31Registered User regular
So my desktop PC is in my basement and literally everything else connected to the internet is on the main floor of my house. I currently have a Cat-5 cable running through a vent to my basement and it looks like hell. My house is small, so range should not be an issue, and I have a dual-band router so speed will not be affected too much. What is my best option for getting my PC connected to my home network without wires?

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    First, confirm that you get wifi signal in the basement. Take a phone, tablet, or laptop down there and take a look at your wifi signal strength.

    Then, all you need is a wifi adapter. If you have an open PCIe slot, then something like this would work:

    https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16833704241

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    If you don't want to open your computer case, you can get a USB WiFi dongle too.

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  • Descendant XDescendant X Outpost 31Registered User regular
    Ended up getting a pair of powerline adaptors. Easy to set up, works like a charm. Thanks for the tips though!

    Garry: I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time I'd rather not spend the rest of the winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!
    Shadowfire
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