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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for network card.

A network card (or NIC) is a small electronic circuit board that allows computers to communicate over a computer network. It's the part of the system that enables your computer to connect to a local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), or the Internet. Here are some of the best options for network cards available today.

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  1. Alienware - Aurora R16 Desktop - 14th Gen Intel Core i9 - 32GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 - 2TB SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Upgrading the graphics card and memory in the future will be no problem....I would have built my own, but the price of discrete graphics cards was climbing and this price point saved me money. "

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    Meet the new Alienware Aurora R16 - experience exceptional gaming desktop performance in an optimized chassis with an exclusive Alienware design that focuses on minimalism, thermal efficiency and quieter acoustics for all gamers.
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    "Upgrading the graphics card and memory in the future will be no problem....I would have built my own, but the price of discrete graphics cards was climbing and this price point saved me money. "

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    Meet the new Alienware Aurora R16 - experience exceptional gaming desktop performance in an optimized chassis with an exclusive Alienware design that focuses on minimalism, thermal efficiency and quieter acoustics for all gamers.
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  2. CORSAIR - VENGEANCE i7500 Gaming PC - Intel Core i9 14900KF - 64GB DDR5 6000 MHz Memory NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 - 2TB SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I added a picture to show without the glass so you could see the type of graphics card, and how neat everything is!...Googling around, it seems that most PC mavens feel that there shouldn't be an issue with no locking tab, since the card will be screwed into the case anyway—in the case of the RTX4090 in this machine, with three screws (!)..."

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    Step up your game with a CORSAIR VENGEANCE i7500 Series Gaming PC, powered by a 14th Gen Intel Core processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-Series graphics, and CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB DDR5 memory. Dynamic RGB lighting brilliantly illuminates the system, with powerful CORSAIR iCUE software to control lighting, fan and pump speeds, and more. The VENGEANCE i7500 Series is cooled by an H100i RGB ELITE liquid CPU cooler and six SP RGB ELITE fans with AirGuide technology for concentrated airflow. Equipped with a high-speed M.2 NVMe SSD, housed in a roomy CORSAIR 4000D AIRFLOW mid-tower case, and easily upgradeable thanks to a standard ATX form-factor, this is everything you need to game with a VENGEANCE.
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    "I added a picture to show without the glass so you could see the type of graphics card, and how neat everything is!...Googling around, it seems that most PC mavens feel that there shouldn't be an issue with no locking tab, since the card will be screwed into the case anyway—in the case of the RTX4090 in this machine, with three screws (!)..."

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    Step up your game with a CORSAIR VENGEANCE i7500 Series Gaming PC, powered by a 14th Gen Intel Core processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-Series graphics, and CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB DDR5 memory. Dynamic RGB lighting brilliantly illuminates the system, with powerful CORSAIR iCUE software to control lighting, fan and pump speeds, and more. The VENGEANCE i7500 Series is cooled by an H100i RGB ELITE liquid CPU cooler and six SP RGB ELITE fans with AirGuide technology for concentrated airflow. Equipped with a high-speed M.2 NVMe SSD, housed in a roomy CORSAIR 4000D AIRFLOW mid-tower case, and easily upgradeable thanks to a standard ATX form-factor, this is everything you need to game with a VENGEANCE.
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  3. Dell - Inspiron 16” 2-in-1 Touch Laptop - Intel Core Ultra 7 Processor - 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD – Intel Arc Graphics - Ice Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "It had a semi charged battery that lasted for a while before I had to recharge. After selecting my network, it checked and installed updates – again quickly. ...It does everything that a notebook that weighs only half its weight can do short of "windows hello" camera recognition software and enough needed ports to cover most desktop users' requirements. 1920 by 2000 Hd+ display for watching TV or evaluating widescreen photographs & movies, built in microphone, two USB-a and USB-C ports (one usable for charging), audio plug, SD card reader, wifi AX, 16g memory, HDMI out and the laptop access for upgrading memory Wi-Fi cards & other peripherals of laptop compatibility This core I7, 16 thread laptop sports a single cpu speed of 4.5 gigahertz according to my estimates, it states it reaches 4.8 but it's still stronger than my 2009 home-made desktop, which I've overclocked, SSD based, modified Windows 10 with all the bloatware crippled or removed. "

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    Whether you’re working, collaborating, creating or playing, Intel Core Ultra processors deliver a dedicated engine to help unlock AI possibilities on the PC, the next level in an immersive graphics experience, and high-performance low power processing, so you can confidently perform for longer while on the go.
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    "It had a semi charged battery that lasted for a while before I had to recharge. After selecting my network, it checked and installed updates – again quickly. ...It does everything that a notebook that weighs only half its weight can do short of "windows hello" camera recognition software and enough needed ports to cover most desktop users' requirements. 1920 by 2000 Hd+ display for watching TV or evaluating widescreen photographs & movies, built in microphone, two USB-a and USB-C ports (one usable for charging), audio plug, SD card reader, wifi AX, 16g memory, HDMI out and the laptop access for upgrading memory Wi-Fi cards & other peripherals of laptop compatibility This core I7, 16 thread laptop sports a single cpu speed of 4.5 gigahertz according to my estimates, it states it reaches 4.8 but it's still stronger than my 2009 home-made desktop, which I've overclocked, SSD based, modified Windows 10 with all the bloatware crippled or removed. "

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    Whether you’re working, collaborating, creating or playing, Intel Core Ultra processors deliver a dedicated engine to help unlock AI possibilities on the PC, the next level in an immersive graphics experience, and high-performance low power processing, so you can confidently perform for longer while on the go.
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  4. Linksys - Velop Pro 7 BE11000 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 7 System (3-Pack) - White - Front_Zoom
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    "The system is much better than my previous setup in that network upload and download speeds are much faster....Took a bit to the printer to the new network"

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    Linksys Velop Pro 7, powered by groundbreaking Wi-Fi 7 technology, delivers more than double the speed of Wi-Fi 6. That's not just an upgrade, it's a revolution.​
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    "The system is much better than my previous setup in that network upload and download speeds are much faster....Took a bit to the printer to the new network"

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    Linksys Velop Pro 7, powered by groundbreaking Wi-Fi 7 technology, delivers more than double the speed of Wi-Fi 6. That's not just an upgrade, it's a revolution.​
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  5. Dell G15 15.6" FHD 120Hz Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 - 1TB SSD - Dark Shadow Gray w/ Black Thermal Shelf - Front_Zoom
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    "The laptop also has a WiFi 6 AX201 WiFi card in it. This is not a WiFi 6E card which I would have liked to have seen in it, but this is more than sufficient to play multiplayer games. ...The dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 graphics card does a surprisingly good job at keeping the picture sharp, while also providing reasonable frame rates in games. "

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    Play your way no matter who you are or what you’re into. Enjoy a laptop with a modern, retro aesthetic as you cruise to the top of the leaderboards. Customize your laptop’s look by controlling the lighting of the one-zone and four-zone keyboard options, managed by the all new Alienware Command Center
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    "The laptop also has a WiFi 6 AX201 WiFi card in it. This is not a WiFi 6E card which I would have liked to have seen in it, but this is more than sufficient to play multiplayer games. ...The dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 graphics card does a surprisingly good job at keeping the picture sharp, while also providing reasonable frame rates in games. "

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    Play your way no matter who you are or what you’re into. Enjoy a laptop with a modern, retro aesthetic as you cruise to the top of the leaderboards. Customize your laptop’s look by controlling the lighting of the one-zone and four-zone keyboard options, managed by the all new Alienware Command Center
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  6. TP-Link - Archer TX20UH AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adapter - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "This NIC has good reception and performance in addition to conforming to current (2023) standards....I had trouble connecting to my network but this adapter both solved the issue and increased the speed and range I can be from the network"

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    The TP-Link AX1800 USB 3.0 Adapter with dual-band high-gain antennas provides up to 10x faster access than USB 2.0. Wirelessly connect your notebook or desktop computer to a Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 1800 Mbps network for 8K/4K lag-free streaming, large downloads throughout your home.
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    "This NIC has good reception and performance in addition to conforming to current (2023) standards....I had trouble connecting to my network but this adapter both solved the issue and increased the speed and range I can be from the network"

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    The TP-Link AX1800 USB 3.0 Adapter with dual-band high-gain antennas provides up to 10x faster access than USB 2.0. Wirelessly connect your notebook or desktop computer to a Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 1800 Mbps network for 8K/4K lag-free streaming, large downloads throughout your home.
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  7. HP OMEN - Transcend 14" 120Hz 2.8K OLED Gaming Laptop - Intel Core Ultra 7-155H - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 - 1TB SSD - Shadow Black - Front_Zoom
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    "With the onboard Wi-Fi 6e NIC, I was able to get roughly 850 down and 900 up on my Wi-Fi 7 network. ...The games load fast, no hesitation and no issues staying connected to the network. If not in headphones, the sound is very good, loud enough to disturb the whole room and ones next to you. "

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    Get the One That Games! With an ultra thin and light all-metal chassis that feels as premium as it looks, longer and more efficient battery life with USB-C fast charge, new Intel Core Ultra processor with powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics, and a 2.8K 120Hz OLED display that's as vibrant as it is fast.
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    "With the onboard Wi-Fi 6e NIC, I was able to get roughly 850 down and 900 up on my Wi-Fi 7 network. ...The games load fast, no hesitation and no issues staying connected to the network. If not in headphones, the sound is very good, loud enough to disturb the whole room and ones next to you. "

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    Product Description

    Get the One That Games! With an ultra thin and light all-metal chassis that feels as premium as it looks, longer and more efficient battery life with USB-C fast charge, new Intel Core Ultra processor with powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics, and a 2.8K 120Hz OLED display that's as vibrant as it is fast.
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  8. Best Buy essentials™ - USB to Ethernet Adapter - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Great for troubleshooting nic cards. Plug and play, worked great....USB to wired network adaptor....This is a MUST HAVE item for any laptop that does not have built in network socket."

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    It’s just another adapter—until your wireless network isn’t fast or reliable enough. The Best Buy essentials BE-PA3U6E USB to Ethernet Adapter enables high-speed internet access to USB 3.0 devices. It supports 1 Gbps, granting high-speed data transfer and fast connectivity, which is ideal for gaming and improved web browsing. Backed by Best Buy, our plug-and-play technology ensures a simple and effortless connection. And a compact design makes this adapter easy to carry and take on the go. Match it to the rest of your accessories with a white color that gives it an elegant and high-quality look. Don’t let a slow internet connection stop you from getting things done.
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    "Great for troubleshooting nic cards. Plug and play, worked great....USB to wired network adaptor....This is a MUST HAVE item for any laptop that does not have built in network socket."

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    It’s just another adapter—until your wireless network isn’t fast or reliable enough. The Best Buy essentials BE-PA3U6E USB to Ethernet Adapter enables high-speed internet access to USB 3.0 devices. It supports 1 Gbps, granting high-speed data transfer and fast connectivity, which is ideal for gaming and improved web browsing. Backed by Best Buy, our plug-and-play technology ensures a simple and effortless connection. And a compact design makes this adapter easy to carry and take on the go. Match it to the rest of your accessories with a white color that gives it an elegant and high-quality look. Don’t let a slow internet connection stop you from getting things done.
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  9. NETGEAR - Orbi 970 Series BE27000 Quad-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 7 System (3-pack) - White - Front_Zoom
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    "It's very convenient having a mesh system so I don't have to change networks manually....Really solid performance. Reliable, strong network."

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    Orbi Wi-Fi 7 is in a class of its own, designed for a new era of entertainment, hybrid work, and smart home convenience. The Orbi 970 Series unlocks the power of Wi-Fi 7 with speeds up to 27Gbps, 2.4X faster than Wi-Fi 6. Exclusive, patented Quad-Band technology with Enhanced Dedicated Backhaul ensures Wi-Fi stays fast across all devices simultaneously. In addition, the Orbi 970 brings exceptional 360° Wi-Fi coverage across every corner of your home, regardless of the layout, from the front door to the back yard and the basement to the rooftop. It includes a 1-year subscription of NETGEAR Armor, all-in-one internet security protection.
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    "It's very convenient having a mesh system so I don't have to change networks manually....Really solid performance. Reliable, strong network."

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    Orbi Wi-Fi 7 is in a class of its own, designed for a new era of entertainment, hybrid work, and smart home convenience. The Orbi 970 Series unlocks the power of Wi-Fi 7 with speeds up to 27Gbps, 2.4X faster than Wi-Fi 6. Exclusive, patented Quad-Band technology with Enhanced Dedicated Backhaul ensures Wi-Fi stays fast across all devices simultaneously. In addition, the Orbi 970 brings exceptional 360° Wi-Fi coverage across every corner of your home, regardless of the layout, from the front door to the back yard and the basement to the rooftop. It includes a 1-year subscription of NETGEAR Armor, all-in-one internet security protection.
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  10. TP-Link - AXE5400 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6E Range Extender - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Both 5 g & 6e networks work great, but range is very limited on 6e. ...Using the Tether app made setting this up as a mesh network easy"

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    Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6E range extender uses new 6 GHz band to extend high-performance WiFi across your home to remove dead spots and WiFi drop zones. Enjoy smoother streaming, gaming, downloading and more with true tri-band speeds up to 5.4 Gbps with the wider 160 MHz channel. Pair with a TP-Link OneMesh compatible router to create a network that only needs one name and password. Easily set up and manage with TP-Link Tether app (Android, iOS). Plus, the intelligent signal indicator will help you find the best placement for your range extender.
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    "Both 5 g & 6e networks work great, but range is very limited on 6e. ...Using the Tether app made setting this up as a mesh network easy"

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    Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6E range extender uses new 6 GHz band to extend high-performance WiFi across your home to remove dead spots and WiFi drop zones. Enjoy smoother streaming, gaming, downloading and more with true tri-band speeds up to 5.4 Gbps with the wider 160 MHz channel. Pair with a TP-Link OneMesh compatible router to create a network that only needs one name and password. Easily set up and manage with TP-Link Tether app (Android, iOS). Plus, the intelligent signal indicator will help you find the best placement for your range extender.
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