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Need to download a wireless adapter for my Gateway 830gm desktop

I cannot connect to the internet via LAN because there is no cable/dsl installed in the apt, i am residing in. But I can pick up a wifi within the building. But there is no wireless card installed on my desktop...How can I resolve this??

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  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 11, 2010

    Could you rate your skill level on a PC? That would be related to opening your chassis and installing a peripheral device card?

    There are two ways to proceed and its not a software download. You need a piece of hardware, preferably one with an antenna. A movable antenna that can be placed for optimal reception.

    There are USB devices that can do this and use a new antenna technology with advanced physics. But, an installed periperal card with a detachable antenna would allow you to place the antenna at a point where reception would qualify for a connection. You see, just because you can read reception does not mean the quality is acceptable for dual band capability IN/OUT communications.

    Are you in a college dorm or college residence with wifi access for al residents or a similar example.

    Regards,
    Worldvet


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Are you sure there is no wireless device in the machine? Picking up a wireless connection in a desktop without a wireless device is a bit of an impossibility. Do you have a cellular device connected to the computer? Some of the cell wireless cards (Sprint for example) double as wireless cards for wifi hotspots. Many cell phones can be treated as wireless modems on your computer. Take another look and post back.

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