Need help with a home netorking issue!

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  1. OneTenderRebel

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    Ok so I recently had a comp in my house lose it's ability to connect to our network wirelessly. It's a mac-mini and the airport went bad in it. Unfortunately Mac's dont play nice with wireless adapters so I think I may have to hard wire it in. In order to do so I need to run about 100 feet of Ethernet cable in the basement up into my bedroom. I know there are different types of cable to buy, is there one people familiar with this stuff would recommend? Or does anyone know of a wireless adapter compatible with a Mac?

    Also if you are wondering the airport in a mac mini cannot be replaced like it can in other mac models.
     
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    standard cat5e should be fine for you. it should only cost $20 for 100ft from newegg i think.
     
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    Sweet thanks, I figured the 5e would be ok but then I started seeing different types so I just wanted to double check. Still open to anyone suggesting a network adapter compatible with a mac????