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Internet connecting i was wondering if i needed to have a wireless card to hook up to the internet, or if a router would work

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Routers will always work as long as you have the ethernet jack (looks like a fat telephone plug) in the back of the computer. Undoubtedly you have that. I don't think I've seen a computer in years that doesn't come with it. As for wireless, laptops come with them nowadays but desktops generally need one installed. Those are usually put in PCs that sit away from the router in bedrooms or dens- places like that. So it sounds like you're good to go!
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The IBM R31 2656 doesn't have an intergrated wireless network card. SO to connect to the internet via wireless (802.11x) you need a Wireless Card (USB or PCMCIA) a wireless router to receive the Signal and a Internet connection for the router (DSL or Cable modem)

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