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How to add Wirless & Ethernet connections?

I have a Dell Dimension 8200 which works fine, although a bit slow here in the U.K..  My internet provider has sent me a new 'Wireless Home Hub' with Ethernet connections - how do I install it without causing problems? What do I need to purchase? Will it be expensive?  Additional memory is far too expensive to purchase! I am now connected to internet via a Router & USB connections.

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  • granville54 Jan 06, 2009

    Thank You - everything working OK,  just slow, but that's a different problem! lol

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The only difference in using a wireless hub is that it will go between your router and your computer. The advantage is you can take your computer anywhere within range and connect using your computers wireless card (if you have one).
You won't need any more equipment or memory and most wireless hubs come with instructions. If they didn't give them to you, just Google the manufacturer and model of the hub and you should be able to find them easily.
After you've set up the wireless hub (which you can still connect to via your ethernet cable). your computer should notify you of wireless networks available. You have a utility to set this up within the control panel.
Let me know if this helps

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This is Dell Support, Manuals, and the Dimension 8200 Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8200/

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