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Where will antenna of wirelessPCI adapter will fit on motherboard

This is my PCI wireless adapter:
http://www.djavu.com.au/images/listingproduct/Netgear_WG311_2.jpg

As you can see, there is an antenna sticking from the metal plate on the left hand side. Where will this antenna go in the motherboard since there is no space for the antenna? The metal plate of the card is supposed to go in the filler bracket, but after that is just the wall of the cpu. Am i supposed to remove the antenna and use it somewhere else? Will the card work without the antenna??

Picture of dimension 2400 motherboard:
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The Antenna Actualy once installed correctly will be on the outside of the computer on the Back. The metal Plate is what Devides the outside of the computer from the inside. Once you take a look at the reverse side of your computer you'll notice little Metel Plates. Please Contact me Directly If you have ANY Questions

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It sticks out the back. You remove one of the silver plates so you have access to an empty PCI slot on your motherboard. The three white slots are the PCI slots, it looks like you have a modem or NIC in the middle one now. Remove the phillips head screw securing the bottom plate and you will be able to slide the card in from the back and snap it into the lowest white PCI slot.

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Where do you plug in the adaptor on the e machine for wifi


Depends on what kind of Wireless Adapter you are using

There's the Wireless Adapter Card

Comes in three styles of connection,

1) PCI Wireless Adapter Card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4389486&CatId=2701

2) And PCI-Express x1 Wireless Adapter Card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1068811&CatId=2688

PCI-Express x4 style may be out there too.
(I've never bothered to look. I use the USB style)


A Wireless Adapter Card based on the PCI technology, goes in a PCI slot. Generally White in color, but NOT always,

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PCI_Slots_Digon3.JPG

A Wireless Adapter Card based on the PCI Express technology, is used in a PCI-Express x1 slot,

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PCIExpress.jpg

Top example is a PCI-Express x4 slot.
Moving down, next is a PCI-E x16 slot
Next, PCI-E x1 slot
Next is a PCI-E x16 slot,
and the last one at the bottom is a PCI slot.

Notice they are all Yellow.
Color of connector does NOT matter.

What the expansion slot is, does........

Also there is a USB Wireless Adapter,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3970955&CatId=2704

This type of Wireless Adapter, plugs into any available USB port on the computer.

Front or back of an eMachines desktop computer, in any available USB port.

Any available open USB port, on an eMachines laptop.

(Or any computer manufacturer)

What is the model number of the eMachines Desktop PC?
Examples, T1090, T2460, W4685, D2246, etc.

I should be able to tell you what motherboard is used inside, and may have access to a link, to the Motherboard Manual.

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Wireless connection for e310


http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-TESTED-GUARANTEED-DELL-DIMENSION-3100-E310-MOTHERBOARD-JC474-WJ770-FAST-S-H-/321044602266?pt=Motherboards&hash=item4abfbfdd9a

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,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4389486&CatId=2701

OR,

A USB wireless adapter,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=357235&CatId=2704

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.

Regards,
joecoolvette

(A wireless N capability; wireless adapter card, or USB wireless adapter, has a range of 150 feet )

Regards,
joecoolvette

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What Wireless card to buy


A version that is Wireless N.

You can install a Wireless N adapter card in any available (Open)
white PCI slot, or use a Wireless N adapter that plugs into any available USB port.

1) Dell Support > Studio XPS 8100 Desktop PC > Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/studio8100/en/sm/index.htm

I would like you to click on - Technical Overview

Now on System Board Components

The number 23 points to the white PCI slot.
The numbers 24 and 26 point to a PCI-Express x1 slot.

You can buy a Wireless N adapter card to fit either a PCI slot, or a PCI-Express x1 slot.

{NOTE* Number 27 points to a PCI-Express x16 slot.
This = NO.
This expansion slot is used for a graphics card, ONLY }

Examples of a Wireless N adapter card for a PCI slot, and a PCI-Express x1 slot,

A) PCI: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4389486&CatId=2701

B) PCI-Express x1:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=788312&CatId=2702

C) USB:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5079829&CatId=2688

Why use anything but a USB Wireless N adapter?
I don't know. They allow me to toot the whistle, but not drive the train.

Information on PCI, and PCI-Express;

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

PCI-Express:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Wireless card?


Make sure you've hooked up antenna properly, try to change it's position

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Unsure if my wireless PCI adapter will fit in my dimension 2400?


You can get your systems exact specs on the Dell website under the support page. Hope this helps.

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You dont have to remove the ethernet card, as i suspect it would be buit onto the motherboard in anycase. Just install the wireless card into a free pci slot.

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Compaterable PCI adapter / motherboard.


Hi Peter,

To my knowledge it will still work. Most hardware compatibility issue has been addressed by the manufacturers when it comes with motherboards, meaning the PCI wireless LAn will auto-downshift itself to conform to whatever the motherboard PCI slots are capable of dishing out. Based on experience, comparable brands/models (LinkSys, NetGear & D-Link) have worked with Socket 370 motherboards (PIIIs & Celerons) as well as Socket 472 (Durons & Athlons).

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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There is a bunch of "model" numbers for the IBM netvista PC. You didn't menton yours in your question but after looking at a dozen or so I'll bet you have at least one PCI slot free for a wireless PCI card.

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