Question about E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

2 Answers

Hi, How can I make my eMachines EL1210-01e desktop wireless, is it possible? Should I get an internal wirelss card? I have cox cable, router and everyting/ thank you, epdoss

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 8,197 Answers

Just get the wireless internal card

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 40 Answers

While an internal wireless card would be the most straight forward, there is also the dongle to consider: a usb device which acts as a wireless card. I have two or three myself. While my particular dongles use a proprietary software driver (not always a bad thing), there are more mainstream ones which are cheaper than internal wireless cards, easier to install (you plug it in the back of your computer into a USB port and it works, no fuss), very portable, and typically unless you go with a strange brand, they are reliable and simplistic enough to use.

I do not endorse, work for, or get paid by Newegg in anyway, shape or form, etc etc. However, the following link should give you a good idea on Wifi Dongles. Check Here.

If you expect to connect from a distance (say, beyond 30 feet indoors with walls inbetween) you may wish to get a model which has a stick-out antenna, of which there are several. Some dongles should work with the wireless networking provided in Windows while others use their own software drivers. Personally I find Windows to be a pain to configure and keep stable, so a third party driver for the dongle is not a bad thing necessarily.

While shopping, be sure to read the specifications. Getting a dongle which supports encryption such as WPA and WEP, as well as can use 802.11b/g/n, different Wifi channels, etc is important as you never know what you will want or need to connect to. If you change computers you wouldn't have to worry about whether or not the card is compatible so long as the OS is completable.

Specifically dongles like the Rosewill RNX-N100 and RNX-G1W provide a wide range of capabilities if you need them, are cheap, quick and easy. I do not endorse Rosewill directly, but I have experience with Rosewill. Both models work with XP and Vista 32/64bit, as well as Mac OS 10 and above for the N100.

These are merely options that I can propose. Shop around for different brands if you can, or go to a local PC hardware store and pick a wifi dongle out. Remember that if it doesn't work, you should be able to return it. Newegg offers 30 day return for refund and 1 year for replacement on many items. Your local shops may also accept returns. Depending on the brand and model, it may come with a manufacturer's warranty.

Hope this helps and please rate.

- Dshack

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What cords are needed to connect my emachines windows 7 desktop computer?


  1. CPU Power Cord
  2. Monitor Power Cord
  3. Monitor video cable
  4. Mouse w/cable (unless wireless)
  5. Keyboard with cable (unless wireless)
  6. Network cable with 8P8C connectors (unless wireless)
  7. Speaker audio cable (unless internal or no speakers)
  8. Speaker power cable (unless CPU powered or no speakers)

Oct 22, 2015 | eMachines PC Desktops

1 Answer

Is it possible to make my W3506 Desktop Emachine wireless?


If by wireless you mean you are looking to be able to connect to a wireless router, then yes, it is simple. You can either install a wireless card inside the computer, if you have an empty slot available, or you can get an external wireless card, which plugs into an open USB port, the easiest way to go. Best place I know to find these is at www.newegg.com, or try Amazon.

Aug 01, 2013 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

2 Answers

Do I need a USB adapter to connect to a wireless network?


You need a wireless card. It could internal or external as a USB device.

May 20, 2013 | eMachines T5048 PC Desktop

1 Answer

I have a at&t modem wifi, and i want to connect the desktop emachine to have internet. how do i do it?


If you mean connect wireless then you need to buy a wireless card for the desktop.

If you mean wired (full speed internet) then get some Ethernet cable and plug it into the back of your desktop and then into your router and install the software your ISP has given you.

Usually the router comes preset so it will work itself once plugged in via Ethernet.

Sep 05, 2010 | E-Machines PC Desktops

2 Answers

E-machine Lynksys wireless card


Yes it should but you need to have a wireless rougher also to pick up the modem

Dec 16, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

1 Answer

How to connect a wireless router to a emachine T6520 desktop pc


If your router is near the desktop then you are best to use a wired connection to the router using a network patch cable. If it's farther and you want to use wireless then you would need to add a wireless adapter (USB or PCI) to the desktop. These are available for about $20.

Aug 13, 2008 | PC Desktops

3 Answers

Want to use wireless without running cables


Did you load the DLink software onto your computer?If so you have to configure the DLink control Panel to recognize the Internal wireless card in the computer.You may also need to take the wireless card out and restart your computer,then shut it back down and reinstall the card so the computer can recognize the card and reinstall the drivers.If it cant find suitable drivers it wont install.While you have the card out look at the brand and version number and try to download software to desktop to install in case windows cant find any.If you have a cat5 (ethernet) cable you can go hard wired till you get the wireless working.

Apr 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Emachine model t3302 ethernet card


This is how the wireless world works. You buy a wireless router with a four port switch. Your DSL or cable connects to that. A cable called a Rj45 connects the DSL or cable to the back of the wireless router. You also buy a wireless network card for your PC. After running the software for the router & the wireless nic card including setting up a home network through windows your daughter will be able to connect that computer to your network from any room in the house. Below is a link to a wireless router:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10005578
You can connect up to four computers to the wirless router. A computer that does not connect to the router by a Rj45 must use a wireless network card. Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G PCI Adapter Retail: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=252286
As you will see there is a big differance between a NIC card & a wireless card.

Jan 01, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

Not finding what you are looking for?
E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC Logo

262 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top E-Machines PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3051 Answers

Are you an E-Machines PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...