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Wireless adapter What do you suggest I buy for my 2366 in order that I get wireless connection, and will it plug into the side slot or into the underside of the computer.Thanks,Doug B.

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You can either buy a pcmcia slot card that slots in the side slot or a usb wireless dongle for the usb port.

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I need a wireless adapter for SX2110G-UW308

Search for "SX2110G-UW308 specifications" and found this link:

It shows there are 2 expansion slots and 6 USB 2.0 ports available on this desktop PC (2 on the front, 4 in the back), it also shows that the Operating System is Windows 8. This desktop does not have wireless, so you are correct, you have to add wireless to this system.

Option 1:

If you have never opened up a PC then I recommend a USB wireless adapter that has a plug and play compatible with Windows 8 feature. They are inexpensive and you plug it in to any USB port and it will automatically install. You don't even have to shut down the computer. Click here for a list of USB wireless adapters. Read the reviews and select one that has a mainly positive reviews: Lots of choices. Choose one that supports WPA2 security, has a good range. Antennas will give you a better range, and stronger signal.

Option 2:

  • One (1) PCI Express x16 slot
  • One (1) PCI Express x1 slot
If you are comfortable opening up the case, then go ahead, before you buy a card, shut down, turn off the power, unplug the system, open the case and look for the PCI slots. There should be two of them. Make sure they are empty and available. See if there is an opening in the case next to the expansion slot for the wireless antennae to protrude out the back of the case. There are lots of PCI express wireless choices. Pick a card with WPA2 security, it should say plug and play with windows 8 as one of its features, pick one with good reviews and a good range:

Before you touch anything inside the case, double check that it is unplugged, touch the the case a few times to discharge any static, or wear a static discharge wrist strap. Plug in the PCI card firmly but gently, make sure it seats, make sure all the pins line up. Don't bend or break anything. Remove the metal or plastic slot cover on the case, close the case, plug it in, power on. It will also automatically install.

Nov 24, 2012 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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What Wireless card to buy

A version that is Wireless N.

You can install a Wireless N adapter card in any available (Open)
white PCI slot, or use a Wireless N adapter that plugs into any available USB port.

1) Dell Support > Studio XPS 8100 Desktop PC > Service Manual,

I would like you to click on - Technical Overview

Now on System Board Components

The number 23 points to the white PCI slot.
The numbers 24 and 26 point to a PCI-Express x1 slot.

You can buy a Wireless N adapter card to fit either a PCI slot, or a PCI-Express x1 slot.

{NOTE* Number 27 points to a PCI-Express x16 slot.
This = NO.
This expansion slot is used for a graphics card, ONLY }

Examples of a Wireless N adapter card for a PCI slot, and a PCI-Express x1 slot,


B) PCI-Express x1:


Why use anything but a USB Wireless N adapter?
I don't know. They allow me to toot the whistle, but not drive the train.

Information on PCI, and PCI-Express;



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Feb 11, 2012 | Dell Studio Xps 8100 Desktop Computer

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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...


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,

Example of a wireless USB device,

Example of an Ethernet adapter card,

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,

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

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),

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.

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)


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I just wanna know if theres a way i can make my computer gateway gt5408 wireless or does it come with a wifi card in it

This Desktop does not have a wireless adapter installed. You can buy a wireless N PCI card and put it inside the case in an empty PCI slot, or (easier) just buy a USB wireless N adapter and plug it into a free USB port. PCI or USB wireless cards typically go for about $60 (Canada /USA) This will allow you to connect to wireless networks.

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Connection wireless adapter to laptop dell

Open up PC, Plug it wireless network into a PCI slot, turn on PC, the network device will be recognized and ask for drivers, you insert the CD/DVD that came with it, or use the software you downloaded from Belkin web site and install the WiFi card.. Run the Belkin software and it is installed. reboot PC, put case side back on.

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I am trying to connect to a wireless internet network

If you have Wireless networks available, and you just need a network adapter for the system, here is a good suggestion:
The adapter connects to the system via USB, and setup is pretty simple

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How do i set up wireless internet on my hp pavillion a330n desktop? Do i need a wireless card or is it built in? and where do i put the wireless card if i need one?


Yes you need a wireless adapter.

Solution one : Get PCI wireless adapter which you will insert in an empty PCI slot inside your computer.

Solution 2. Buy a USB wireless adapter, which you plug in a USB port.
However, if my memory serves me right, that particular HP pavillion is 5 or 6 years old, and it does support USB 2.0, just USB 1.1

My advice to you is to buy a USB 2.0 PCI card to be installed in an empty PCI slot )or in the one occupied by the firewire )if not needed). This card will provide 4 or 5 USB 2.0 adapters. Then buy a USB wireless adapter, which you will be able to use with other computers.

Hope It helps.
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Has An Acer Travelmate 243LC laptop got a build-in Wireless?

The link below will take you to a page on the Acer Web site that shows the specs for this laptop. According to the specs, this laptop does not come with onboard wireless (if this feature were part of the system, it would be listed in the specs). Also, you can check Device Manager to see if you have a Wireless Adapter listed under Network Adapters. If you don't see any type of Wireless adapter listed then you'll definitely know that your laptop doesn't have it built in.

To access Device Manager:
Right-click My Computer
Click Properties
Click Manage
In the left navigation pane, click Device Manager.
In the larger window, scroll down the list to Network Adapters.
Expand the Network Adapters tree to see the installed adapters.

However, the specs do show that this laptop has 2 PC Card slots. These slots give you at least a couple of options for connecting to the Internet. You can buy an Air Card that is installed in one of the PC Card slots when you want to use it to access the Internet. My company used to provide Air Cards for laptop users through AT&T. The advantage is that you have an uninterrupted connection to the Internet no matter your location.

You can also buy a WiFi card that fits into a PC Card slot. This card will be your Wireless NIC (adapter) providing you with the means to set up connections to wireless networks. Linksys is a pretty good brand and fairly easy to install and support. After installation and configuration, you can pop the card in your PC Card slot anytime you want to connect to a Wireless network then remove it when it's no longer needed.

I hope this helps you connect wirelessly using your laptop. Please rate this solution and thanks for using Fixya.

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Laptop.. cannot connect to internet

if you want to use wireless connection you have to have a wireless router, and you connect your internet cable into the router, so after you can have a wireless connection with your laptop and his wireless card, and you can work with your laptop everywhere in your house.
you can buy a wireless router in every computer shop.
last thing if you have a desktop PC you can connect a new internet cable to the wireless router (type RJ45)
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May 03, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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