Internet Problem through a Wireless Network

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Kopite_21, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi,

    I have just been given a Dell Dimension 3000 Desktop Computer to play about with, but I want to hook it up to the Internet but I don't think it has a Wireless Modem. I use the Internet on my Laptop through a Wireless Network that I have.

    Am I right in saying I will need to purchase a NIC for the Desktop for it then to connect to the Internet through the Wireless Network?

    Regards :blink
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Yep, you need a wireless NIC to connect to a wireless network.
     
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  3. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster

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    How would I know which one would be compatible for the Desktop that I have just recieved?
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    If it has USB ports, that solves the compatibility issue... tons of USB wireless NICs out there. :)
     
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  5. danielno8

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    From what i read there is a wired ethernet port on your machine if you can get a cable to it from a switchport in your network.
     
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  6. Kopite_21

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    Thanks for the reply guy's. I just wanted to make sure because I am always second guessing myself.
     
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  7. Johnny221

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    USB port or use hotspot router
     

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