I am not sure if its means anything cause I don't know much but My Bios version is • CBQ4510H.86A.0111.2009.1210.1144 which translated to PRODUCTS: DQ45CB, DQ45EK (Standard BIOS) and I see no reason to think proper updates did not take. I do not know much about computers but I know that hardware must be compatible.
I need a WiFi connection and I am not sure what direction to go or even if I'm asking the right questions. All I know is at the current time to get on network in my house I need a WiFi connection and i don't want to buy one that is not compatible. I was looking at a WiFi cards but it looks like there might also be other options.
I tried looking up the motherboard to see if that might help but I'm putting correct numbers I guess.
So basically I need to figure out what I am doing wrong so I can get it right!
We would like to mention that this model of motherboard is outdated and support for it is very limited. Interactive support would not be available in case there were any issues during installation.
Intel has different models of wireless adapters for desktops, they are available in Add-in-card form factor, and require a Standard PCIe x1 slot.
Checking the http://ark.intel.com/products/34687/Intel-Desktop-Board-DQ45CB?q=DQ45CB Intel® Desktop Board DQ45CB Specifications, it has two PCIe x1 Gen 2.x slots. So it should be able to use different Intel wireless adapters for desktops. Keep in mind that the Operating System is also important to determine compatibility, however, you did not provide this information.
- Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 2200 for Desktops: https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/centrino-advanced-n-2200-desktop-brief... Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 2200 for Desktops: Product Brief
- Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 for Desktop: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/centrino-advanced-n-6205-desktop-brief.html Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 for Desktop: Product Brief
- Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/dual-band-wireless-ac-7260-bluetooth-deskto... Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop: Product Brief
Another option is to get a USB wireless adapter, however, Intel does not manufacture this type of adapters.
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