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User Info: Volteon

Volteon
3 years ago#1
So I have a 10 year old desktop computer that I am using since my laptops messed up. My desktop can't connect to wifi as there's no wireless card built in (obviously). I'm wondering, is there something compatible with an old computer like mine that will allow my computer to access a wireless connection?
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User Info: drewh

drewh
3 years ago#2
Yes.
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User Info: TropicMoon10

TropicMoon10
3 years ago#3
A USB wifi adapter is the simplest way to do it. I'm assuming your PC has USB ports.

If not then you can get a PCI to USB expansion card and you're good to go.
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User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
3 years ago#4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704045
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User Info: Shark_Laser

Shark_Laser
3 years ago#5
http://www.amazon.com/Edimax-EW-7811Un-Wireless-Adapter-Wizard/dp/B003MTTJOY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375730075
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User Info: Xjph

Xjph
3 years ago#6
A PCI USB expansion card to install a USB wireless adapter seems like extra steps for no reason. Why not just get a PCI wireless adapter?
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User Info: ChromaticAngel

ChromaticAngel
3 years ago#7
I recommend one of these instead of a USB one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124342

You'll get better data rates, and better signal strength
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User Info: MasterDonGero

MasterDonGero
3 years ago#8
Xjph posted...
A PCI USB expansion card to install a USB wireless adapter seems like extra steps for no reason. Why not just get a PCI wireless adapter?


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User Info: TropicMoon10

TropicMoon10
3 years ago#9
Xjph posted...
A PCI USB expansion card to install a USB wireless adapter seems like extra steps for no reason. Why not just get a PCI wireless adapter?


You're right. But I think having the spare ports will come in handy later since USB is pretty common these days.
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User Info: Xjph

Xjph
3 years ago#10
TropicMoon10 posted...
Xjph posted...
A PCI USB expansion card to install a USB wireless adapter seems like extra steps for no reason. Why not just get a PCI wireless adapter?


You're right. But I think having the spare ports will come in handy later since USB is pretty common these days.


Even at ten years old it should already have them. Ten years ago was 2003. I had USB ports on the PC I built in 1999.
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