- 44 months ago
Is it necessary to have a wireless AND wired network adapter on the same build? Such as these two parts:
Intel EXPI9301CTBLK PCI-Express x1 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Adapter (outdated?)
Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter
in this PC build: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/VXnHNN
Is this completely redundant, unnecessarily doubling up on hardware? ..or does it just depend on my preferences? I see myself mostly using a direct ethernet connection 99% of the time, but if my internet goes down, which it frequently does, I would like to have the option to wirelessly access a network from, say, my phone's mobile hotspot.
Suggestions appreciated, thanks for your support.