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No ethernet port on older Dell desktop

I want to change modem to router for wireless. The router uses ethernet cables. The Dell has only usb ports. Is this fixable?

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Buy a wireless dongle, it's an usb device for receiving wireless internet but you need also a wireless router…

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Yes, all you need is a PCI ethernet card. You can pick them up rather cheap. Here is one. You basically plug it into an available PCI port on the inside of your computer. If XP doesn't automatically install it, just insert the included CD with the drivers on it and XP will do the rest. And remember to please give this answer a good rating of fixya. Thanks.

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If you have an open pci slot you can purchase an ethernet/wireless card to install depending on what your router requires. Hope this helps.

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