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I just got my new PC together, but I've had one one little problem. The network card I used for my old one (a Linksys WMP54G) won't quite fit in the PCI slot. The slot would have to move over a tiny bit, but since that's not going to happen, I'm wondering if I should just get a different card. I notice browsing newegg that there are cards with smaller dimensions, so should I just get one of those? Would that do it?
 

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While they come in all sizes, the alignment of the PCI connector and the back bracket is standard. If the slot is off-center to the case, that's a motherboard alignment issue, not a NIC issue.
 

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The alignment's fine, though, I checked it before I screwed the motherboard in. It's off by about a millimeter.
Should I just get a USB adapter? I'm not sure if those are as reliable as NICs.
 

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I guess I don't understand what's not lining up in that case. :confused:

I'd far rather have a PCI adapter than a USB adapter, which can frequently be problematic for networking.
 
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