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Unsure of what type of PCI expansion slot in dimension 2400

Hi. I'm thinnking of getting ADSL2+ and i'm going to buy a wireless modem/router for the broadband. I'm also going to need a wireless card for desktop like this* (it's Belkin). The belkin website said that it "fits any standard 32-bit PCI expansion slot". However i'm unsure whether my PCI expansion slot in my dell dimension 2400 is 8-bit, 16bit, 32bit or whatever. Please, i really need to know whether it is a 32 bit and whether or not the wireless card will work.

Thanking you in advance.

* http://catalog.belkin.com/images/product/F5D7000au/STD1_F5D7000au.jpg

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The dell dimension 2400's motherboard is a Dell (F5949) Motherboard. It has 3 pci slots and PCI slots are only 32-bits or 64 bits (PCIX). you should be good, you may of confuse it with the PCI-E speeds which is a different bus.

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You may have a PCI and a PCI express slot on your board but it should be really obvious which is which when you open your case. The bit rating is the max potential processing from that slot. From what you've described you should be ok with that card.

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8 and 16 bit PCI slots haven't been used in years so your slots would be 32 bit unless your PC is extremely old. That card will work fine.

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This machine will support up to 32bit maximum pci expansion card speed.  So it should work. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/specs.htm

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The two long White expansion slots on the motherboard, are PCI Slots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_local_bus

If you have one available you can use a PCI Wireless adapter card,
(PCI Wireless Card);

One example,

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A USB wireless adapter,

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Make sure your router is a wireless router, AND either it has a built-in modem, or your internet provider has provided you with one.

There are different setups, and different types of wireless.
Most common are DSL and Cable.
You can also go the satellite route IF available.

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Open your tower and look at the motherboard, you should find anywhere betwee 3 and 5 pci slots
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A PCI card will slot into one of these, with its face (with areal on it) pokes out the back. You may
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Once inserted, your pc will probably find it as you boot up and will ask for a driver disk. Put the disk provided in your optical drive and off you go.

You will then have to set up the connection between the PCI card and your router.

A bit easier would be to buy a Wireless dongle which just slots into a USB port, saves taking your pc apart. The rest of the hoop jumping is more or less the same.

Please note, its probably best to go for one with WPA-PSK security, WEP is a bit old now. Best to check what your router can accommodate.

If you're still not sure just type "PCI wireless ethernet card" and "Wireless USB adaptor" into ebay, you'll get loads of pictures of what you're looking for. You don't have to be a member.

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There are PCI slots, but the processor, ram, and video capabilities are far below what modern components expect. You probably could get the wireless card to work, make sure the manufacturer has drivers for Windows 98 before you buy the card.

In my opinion you should maximize your RAM. For a Dimension 2400, Dell's manual claims the min is 128 Mb and the max is 1Gb. Not sure how you got to only 32Mb of RAM but you'll see a big improvement in performance if you increase it.

Do you have an old IBM or a Dell (the area you posed the question in)?

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