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When buying a desktop computer, does it come with a wire that has to be plugged into a router and/or modem
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Before you rush out and buy powerline adapters, just be aware that if you have an older home, or you know the electrical wiring in your home is of questionable quality, powerline adapters may not work at all and, unlike Wifi, there's really nothing you can configure or do (other than rewiring your house) to make them work.

When they do work though, they work quite well.

If the powerline solution does fail, you can probably exchange it for a wifi PCIe card. Most new PCs have a free PCIe slot and they're very easy to install (or, for an even easier solution, there are USB wifi adapters), and of course there's always ethernet cable if all else fails. So you'll still have options no matter how the chips fall.
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Most new Desktops come with built in wireless, and it's very simple and cheap to use a wireless usb adapter if not. I really don't think you will need to mess with ethernet.
I've comfortably used wifi with my Desktop for as long as I've had internet with no issues.

Powerline adapters are cool. But unless you live in a huge house, or need to get a signal somewhere a little difficult (like a Garage or something). I just don't really see the necessity. You don't really strike me as a power user either, so might as well go with both the simplest and cheapest approach.
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