Can't remove the CPU cover to install a network card
I'm trying to remove the cover to my Acer 8000-333A CPU so I can install a network card for DSL internet access. I recently inherited this computer from a friend who'd had a wireless card installed. I've unscrewed 3 spring-loaded screws from the back of the computer, and found the lock/unlock switch at the top left, but I can't get the cover off to reach the network card space. Please help! Thanks.
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Remove the case cover from your desktop computer. Remove a cover strip from a PCI expansion slot. Insert the Dynex network card into this PCI slot and secure it with a screw. Replace the cover on the desktop computer. Boot up the computer and when Windows has booted up then insert the Dynex installation CD into the CD drive then install the LAN driver. Connect a LAN cable from the Dynex LAN card to your modem or router etc.
You need to check the RAM memory. For that open back cover of cpu then on motherboard you can see RAM memory reconnect it to motherboard .Pull cmos cell from motherboard for 10 minutes reconnect all connection again inside the cpu.Make sure motherboard it not ground with cabinet cover. Then check.Reconnect PCI card or vga card if any. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
first purchase ethernet card from computer shop. Then install that ethernet card into PCI slot. Then install ethernet driver which comes with Etherret card. Then connect ethenet cable from dsl to cpu lan card. Then set ip addreses in ethenret card proeprty. then you can connect internet with DSL. Let me know if you need more assistanse. Thanks.
The network card also know as a "NIC" is installed inside the PC.
You can change it by purchasing a new one.
Unplug the electrical plug before removing the cover of the PC.
Locate the NIC by following the Cable from the DSL modem, that is the card you want to replace.
Unplug the Cable from the modem, remove the screw located top back of card.
Pull up gently on the card to remove it from the slot and replace with the new one. You may have apply gentle downward force to seat the card.
Plug back in the Cable to the modem, replace cover, plug back in the Electrical supply and start up the computer. The system should atomatically find the card and install the drivers for it.
Possibly if you gave more information .....does it have a network card installed, is the network card "enabled" in the hardware settings, does the network card have correct drivers ? ( no yellow question mark beside it ) Do you have an internet provider and account ? Is your internet high speed or dialup, if it is dialup, do you have a modem installed - with correct drivers ? Is it working - do a modem query to see if it responds ? If using a network card and cable or DSL internet, is the cable connected from the PC to the cable or dsl modem ? Is the cable or dsl modem plugged in and the power and wan light on ? With the little bit of information you have given, it is not really possible to give an exact answer to what the problem is.
I bet you are using the phone modem that canme in your machine. You need to connect the Network card ( Ethernet Card) and make sure the drivers are working. Find it is System, Hardware, device manager, look for ethernet.
Connection icon and see if the netcard driver is installed.Connect the cat5 cable that was sent to you with the DSL modem box. It chould be a yellow cable... It only fits one way and in a maked plug on the DSL modem and into the network card in the computer. Everything there after should go automatically.
On the back of your computer, there should be a bunch of covered slots. When you take off the cover of your computer, you should be able to unscrew these slot covers and remove them. Taking one off will give you a slot to install your wireless card. You will want the main plug part of the card to fit into one of the three large slots on your motherboard, and the side with the antenna will screw into the slot that you removed the cover for.
That would depend on how you would like to get the internet connection to your ACER.
Benefits: Faster connection, easier setup, more secure
Cons: Wires must be physically routed requiring drilling through walls or passing through vent openings.
What you'll need:
Cat 5 ethernet cable from router to ACER and to your HOST PC
Ethernet network interface cards (NIC) in both PC's
any length of cable exceeding 100-150 feet will likely need a network Hub to boost signal strength
Benefits: Wiless acces to host PC(no drilling through walls etc.) can connect multiple PC's by simply adding a wirless card to new PC
Cons: prone to interference, less secure, setting up security protocols can be cumbersome
What you'll need:
Wireless Router/Access Point(AP)
Wirless adapter for remote PC (ACER)
Someone who is knowledgable about Wireless security to setup the firewall settings in the router.
OK so now that you have the options you can decide which is best for you.
Ethernet : If your willing to drill holes or pass through vents this will give you a faster connection
Wireless: This makes for a no mess/no fuss connection but at the expense of security and potential interference from cordless phones etc..
If you need help setting up your Network connection after you decide which you'd like please feel free to ask.