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    Quick question...

    Does WiFi capability for a desktop come with a motherboard or is it something completely separate?

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    As far as im aware its something different, a wifi card normaly, or a dongle that you plug into a usb port
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    For a desktop computer, most likely it is an add-in card or an USB device.

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    only a few MBs have integrated WiFi or come with a WiFi dongle ... for most MBs you need to get a seperate wifi dongle. most common dongles go into one of your USB slots.

    I suggest buying some dongle from the company that your router / wifi station is from.
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    Ah, ok. I'll be moving back home and using WiFi at my house, but then in a couple of months I'll be heading back to college and using WiFi there, so is there any dongle that's extremely recommended for its value?

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    Well, i use an AVM Fritz!WLAN, but I don't know if that's available in not-german-speaking-countries ...
    a good friend uses a Netgear device which works quite well too.

    I'd suggest you to look for a dongle that supports 802.11n and 5GHz ... usually those also support 2,4 GHz networks.
    With one of those you'll be set for the next couple of years ...
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