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I moved house recently and the location of my dell optiplex sx280 is now far away from my internet connection, so I am looking for a device to allow my pc to connect wirelessly to the orange livebox. How can provide advice?

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What you need is some access-point devices, buy one or two depending how far away it is, set them up,,,and you will be fine

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A) Dell Optiplex SX280 User's Guide (1668KB)

http://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/en/19/Product/optiplex-sx280

[How to open the computer case - Adding and Removing Parts > Removing the Computer Cover.

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ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-sx280_user%27s%20guide_en-us.pdf ]

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