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Pccard slots the only pc card i have ever gotten to work is a phone line adapter. won't recognize ethernet adapter or wireless adapter. running windows 2000 and it's supposed to happen automatically. any suggestions/

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Have you tryed any of netgears cards?

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Dell optiplex GX620 desktop has an ethernet port on it, that is not an adapter, I cannot connect to the internet, I downloaded and installed a driver for a wireless ethernet adapter, but that has not...


Okay,..........

1) You can download a wireless Ethernet adapter driver all day, but if you Do Not have a wireless adapter card installed in your computer, the drivers do you no good.

Or if you do not have a wireless USB adapter plugged into a USB port.

Example of a wireless adapter card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4695358&CatId=2692

Example of a wireless USB device,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6367137&CatId=2692

Example of an Ethernet adapter card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=686143&CatId=200

If you are just going to hardwire the computer, just buy an Ethernet adapter card, (PCI version), and install it in your computer, (On the motherboard), in any available white PCI slot.

IF it is the Mini Tower model.

The Desktop, Small Form Factor (SFF), and Ultra Small Form Factor (SFF) computers, are too small in width for a regular size Ethernet adapter card.

They need a Low-Profile Ethernet adapter card,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833114034

This is for a Dell Optiplex GX620 Mini-Tower computer,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/mtabout0.htm#wp1051997

Scroll the page down until you come to the bold blue heading - System Board Components
This is an illustration of a Top view of the Mini-Tower's motherboard.

16 and 17 point to two PCI slots.
This is where an Ethernet adapter card that is the PCI version, will plug into.

PCI slots are White in color.
An example of a basic PCI slot, ( 3 are shown),

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

If you do decide to go wireless;

1) Wireless networking operates at half of the speed of wired networking.

A computer that is wired directly to an Ethernet adapter card, is twice as fast on the internet, as a computer that is connected wireless.

2) Make sure your Router is capable of wireless.
Make sure the wireless router has a built-in Modem, or that you have a separate Modem.

[ For DSL.
Phone line connects to Filter. Filter has a place for a telephone cable, and an Ethernet cable.
Ethernet cable connects to Filter, and other end connects to Modem.
Ethernet cable goes from Modem to Wireless router that does not have a built-in Modem.

OR,
Phone line connects to Filter. Ethernet cable from Filter goes directly to wireless router, that has a built-in Modem.

Computer has to have a USB wireless device, or a wireless adapter card, installed.

For additional questions, or to clarify anything I have stated, please post in a Comment.
(Believe upper right of your page, blue Comment)

Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 16, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex GX620 PC Desktop

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How to setup a Wireless Network


1. <b>Connect Your Wireless Router</b> <br /><b>a.</b> Power off your cable modem and your wired PC.<br /><b>b.</b> Unplug the Ethernet cable from your cable/DSL modem and plug it into one of the LAN ports on the back of the wireless router. Leave other end of the cable connected to your PC.<br /><b>c.</b> Connect another Ethernet cable between your modem's Ethernet port and the wireless router's WAN port. (The WAN port should be separate from the other grouped LAN ports.)<br /><b>d.</b> Power on the modem and watch for the status lights to indicate that it's connected to your Internet service. This may take a minute or so.<br /><b>e.</b> Plug in the router. The status lights will blink as it runs through its diagnostics; this may also take a minute or so.<br /><b>f.</b> Start up your wired PC.<br />2. <b>Configure your Wireless Router</b><br /><b>a.</b> Refer to the router's quick-start guide, launch Internet Explorer, and type in the address indicated in the guide.<br /><b>b.</b> Follow the on-screen setup wizard, which will guide you through the process step by step.<br /><b>c.</b> Enable your router's security functions. This is very important if you don't want other people attaching to your wireless signal. The options will be WEP and WPA. Both will ask you to enter a key. Depending on the router's manufacturer, you may have to go into Advanced Settings to accomplish this step.<br /><b>d.</b> Change the default administrator's password, Almost all hackers know them.<br /><b>e.</b> Change the SSID-the name of your wireless network. Again, hackers know many of the default SSIDs and can use them to hack your network.<br />3. <b>Install a Wireless PCI Card in a Desktop PC</b> <br /><b>a.</b> Refer to the card manufacturer's quick-start guide. If necessary, run the software installation program.<br /><b>b.</b> Power down the PC.<br /><b>c.</b> Remove the cover.<br /><b>d.</b> Find an available PCI slot and remove the slot cover from the back of the PC.<br /><b>e.</b> Carefully insert the antenna through the open slot in the back of the PC, carefully push the card in the slot, and secure it. Replace the cover. <br /><b>f.</b> Start up the PC. It should recognize and install the new PCI card.<br /><b>g.</b> Go to the Control Panel, select Network connections, select Wireless Networking connection. Click on Properties button. Click on Wireless Networking tab. Select the wireless networking name (see step 2e). Click on Configure button. Configure your security settings to match the ones on your wireless router.<br />4. <b>Install a Wireless PC Card in a Notebook PC</b> <br />Many notebooks have built-in wireless cards. However, If yours doesn't, you can install either a USB wireless adapter or a wireless PC card just follow these instructions.<br /><b>a.</b> Refer to the card manufacturer's quick-start guide. If necessary, run the software installation program.<br /><b>b.</b> Power down the PC.<br /><b>c.</b> Plug your USB wireless Adapter or wireless PC Card into an available slot on the side of your notebook.<br /><b>d</b>. Start up the PC. It should recognize and install the new PCI card.<br /><b>e</b>. Go to the Control Panel, select Network connections, select Wireless Networking connection. Click on Properties button. Click on Wireless Networking tab. Select the wireless networking name (see step 2e). Click on Configure button. Configure your security settings to match the ones on your wireless router. well, thats pretty much it. Hope this is helpful to all you home networkers.<br />

on Jul 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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USB adpater not working? Might be insufficient power


Background. I have a few older laptops with USB 1.1 built in and I wanted the faster speed of USB 2.

This was my 3rd PCCARD USB adapter, the prior 2 did not work either. Again, the PCCARD USB adapter did not work in 3 different laptops. I could not even read a flash memory stick. grrr

Turned out the problem was the laptops were not able to supply enough power to the card. When I plugged in a 5v wall wart into the card...it worked...I could read the flash memory stick. So, it appears that some of the older laptops just can't supply enough juice to the card.

This seems odd as on one of the laptops, I use an external CD drive with an attached PCCARD adapter, and it gets its power from the PCCARD.

on Jul 13, 2008 | NEC USB 2.0 ( ) Laptop PCMCIA CardBus PC...

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Ethernet port bad. told to get a 10/100 card. staples sold me "a gigabit ethernet PCI adapter by Netgear". is this the right part and how do you install.


Yes, that is the right part. Now if you have the card in hand, open the computers side and when looking inside, you will see some white slots running horizontally that are empty. Those are PCI slots. Remove the slot cover where one screw is holding it in place and take your new card and pop it into the slot and replace the screw back in to hold the new card. Put the side back on and boot the pc. Most pc's will auto load it, but if not and it came with a CD, have that in the CD drive and when it searches for a driver, it should look to the CD for the software and auto load it for you. :)

Cheers!

Oct 28, 2010 | Dell Ethernet Card Network Adapter

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I have a used computer and the person before a wireless connection and I have a cable connection and it not recognize my ethen cord. I disconnect the wireless service but it still not recognize.


It seems that your LAN Card or Network Interface Card is disabled , go into the device manager ( Start ->Run->cmd->devmgmt.msc ) Now in device manager you will see Network Adapter expand it and then you will see one Wireless Ethernet Adapter and another Ethernet Adapter ( this is you LAN adapter to which the cable will connect to ) Right click and Enable this.
Let me know if this helps

May 14, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Need instruction on ethernet adapter


first:
there's no specific network card you should get, although you probably may want to make sure you get one that support fast ethernet and gigabit ethernet. make sure also is pci card (most of them are), the other part depends on your budget, netgear, linksys, dlinks are all great brands but the one you pick doesn't have to be.
check some options here

second:

this is how to install a nic card (network adapter / network card)

Installing Network Card
  • First step is to read the users guide and familiarize yourself with the new card.
  • Power down PC and remove the AC power cord.
  • Open the computer case.
  • Find an available Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) slot on the motherboard and remove slot insert if one exists.
  • Carefully remove the network card from its static-proof plastic envelope, and slide it into the slot.
    • Seat the card in the slot firmly with gentle pressure along the length of the card, especially right about the slot itself.
    • Snugly, screw the card to the computer frame, but do not over tighten.
  • Close the computer case.
  • Plug your computer in and power it up.
2Follow this procedure to verify Windows XP recognizes the new card.
  • Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  • In Category View (vs. Classic View) click Performance and Maintenance.
  • Click "System" icon at bottom of window.
  • Click the Hardware tab.
  • Click the Device Manager button.
  • Double-click Network Adapters.
    • Beneath it should appear the name of your Ethernet card.
  • Next, double click the name of your Ethernet adapter.
    • If the text in the "Device Status" box says "This device is working properly.", then you successfully installed the card and are finished.
    • If the text in the "Device status" box doesn't say "This device is working properly.", then write down on a piece of paper what it says and continue with next step.

Dec 25, 2009 | Dell Ethernet Card Network Adapter

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Dell ethernet card


You must buy a pci spec'ed Ethernet care. This will fit into the white socket on the system worse case you go buy a USB based ethernet adapter.

Mar 19, 2009 | Dell Ethernet Card Network Adapter

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I have an Acer T135. I want to install a Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter. I believe I have to remove the factory installed Ethernet card. If true, where exactly is the Ethernet card, what does it look...


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.

Jun 21, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Says ethernet adapter not plugged in


I always try to do the obvius first but sometimes overlook this point. Try changing your cable. I've run into this with my usb cables all the time. Hope this helps.

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