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No landline so is there a dongle like the ones used for laptops, that I can use on my tower system computer to get me online. if so which one.

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    rick May 11, 2010

    Are you looking for a dongle you can put in the USB port to get on the network or phone line? If you are, any store on the net or Ebay will have these dongles if you look for them.

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I don't really understand your question.

To get online you need an internet service provider and a modem. The Compaqs came with a dial-up modem standard and, and may have an Ethernet network card installed as well, depending on the model. If you get a cable or DSL connection you will be supplied with the necessary modem. Most modems supplied now offer USB connections as well as Ethernet, so if you don't have a network card you probably won't need one.

Once you have signed up with a service provider, they will give you all the information you need to connect to their service.

If this doesn't answer your question sufficiently, please post a comment before giving a negative rating and I'll try to give more help.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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