Wireless network card/point - probable dumb question

  IB2 14:20 12 Nov 11
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Ordering a new build PC I see an option to select a Wireless 802.11 Network Card and Access Point, with the default option for the package being "none". Am I right to assume that these are for some sort of local network and if I leave these unselected the new PC will still be able to connect to the internet using a home wireless router?

  Ian in Northampton 14:41 12 Nov 11

Your PC's motherboard will include as standard the Ethernet port you'll need to connect to the router via cable. The option, if you chose it, would enable you to connect wirelessly. If that's what you want to do - connect wirelessly rather than via a cable - you'd need to order that option. If wired is good enough, don't choose the option.

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