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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Re: Need to download a wireless adapter for my Gateway...
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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This Gateway desktop does not have a wireless (WiFi) adapter. You can check out the specs on this WEB site. http://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/model/DT.GDYAA.002
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3rd. You need to decide what type of broadband connection you need, DSL or cable modem with or without a built-in wireless router, the Internet Service Provider can assist you with this.
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2. You can use a USB wireless adapter to connect to the wireless router.
3. You can use a PCMCIA wireless card to connect to the wireless router.
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