I'm hoping someone here can help me. I need to get a wireless network adaptor for my Dell Dimension 4300 OS - Windows XP sp3. (Yes, it still works!!!)
My goal is to set up a wireless network as I just bought a new Dell Studio laptop. I'm not sure what I need or how to do this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you in advance,
You need to connect modem >router>computers. You will need a modem that has an ethernet port. A wireless router. A wireless G or N router, and you will need a compatible wireless G or N wireless adapter. You can either buy a wireless pci adapter that will go inside of your Dim 4300 or you can purchase a USB wireless adapter. Your Studio already has a wireless adapter installed. I would recommend Linksys and Netgear. But there are other mfrs if needed. Just buy the same mfr wireless adapter as the router.
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The 4300 is USB 1.1, so you will want a USB 2.0 card for a wireless adapter - or just install a PCI card adapter. USB 1.1 is too slow for anything but 802.11b.
A PCI card is the way to go.
Linksys is a very good brand, and you might as well get one that will also work with Windows 7.
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