Hi--we recently moved our Dell Dimension 2400 to a place in the house that does not have easy access to a cat 5 outlet. Most of the house now gets internet through our wireless system. What is the easiest/least expensive way to upgrade the 2400 so it can receive wifi? Thanks
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Did you install the software first? The Belkin card should have had a CD with drivers. I believe the directions say to install the software first, then install the card. Also, the min. specs are listed on the Belkin box. Check to be sure your computer meets them.
If this has only happened recently you could try doing a system restore, this is a generic error, sometimes cause by a bad stick of memory, however mostly caused by corrupt or incorrect system driver files.
What wireless adapter are you using? Is there lights on the devices? What error message are you getting? On the PC does the device display other access point? Just for giggles I would unplug the wireless device from the pc and plug it back in. If you have lights on the device and able to see access point from the pc it may not be the pc.It could be the access point having problems.
Hi, You can just remove and replace the front I/o panel rather than repairing it . The part is not more than 10$. You can get the part from the following site http://www.txcesssurplus.com/servlet/the-5850/Dell-Dimension-2400-4600/Detail
How to remove the front panel http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/fpanel.htm
WiFi -- As for the WiFi card that is literally plug and play, particularly if you have the XP service pack w/ the wireless networking utility.
What you want to do is purchace a PCI wifi card. I usually get my parts from tigerdirect.com or newegg.com. Once you get it in, you will need to remove the screws holding on the side of the computer(usually the left pannel) and you will then see 3 small empty slots on the motherboard. you will slide in the wifi card untill the two hooks on the side of the slot click into place. (Make sure you are as grounded as possible before taking out the wifi card from the static free bag.) When you buy the wifi card, it will probally come with a cd with drivers on it. install those before installing the actual card.