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Can an eMachine computer be configured for wireless use?

I am being given an eMachine computer of an unknown model and I want to know if it can be configured to be used wirelessly. I know the router works wirelessly since my daughter uses her laptop when she is home from college. The computer I am currently using is a dinosaur, IBM Aptiva with the memory to run programs but no speed. It works for the uses my mother needs. I would like to set my eMachine up in the bedroom about 20 feet away and I would have to go wireless to do this. If it can be done, how would I go about doing this? Thank you very much.

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You would need to purchase a wireless card. The card will come with the software you need or you can use Windows to configure.

Try the D-Link DWL-G510 or similar.

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This is relatively easy to accomplish. If it is a desktop you will need to buy a wireless card and put it in. The instructions will come with the card. Or you can use a wireless USB device. That is what I use. I just plug it in to a USB port and install the software. It is pretty easy. Laptops can also use the USB device or you could buy a PCMCIA card (if you laptop has that port - most do, unless it is really old).
IF you go to a major store the people in the store should be able to help you purchase something for this computer, just bring the model# and what type it is (desktop or laptop). It really should be quite easy.

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Hi there.
Yes you can run the desktop through a wireless connection and its fairly easy to set up.
You have 2 choices, firstly, you can buy a USB wireless dongle, with this you just stick it into one of the USB ports, put the install CD into the drive and follow the instruction on screen or it may install automatically.
Secondly, you can buy a PCI wireless card, this goes inside the computer case and is not for a novice and you will need help from someone who has an idea about computers so the first choice is probably the most convenient for you.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

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