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Compaterable PCI adapter / motherboard.

Hello Everyone.
HELP !!!
I am slowly but surely going MAD, I have a DELL OPTIPLEX GX110 (1997) yes, that old, P3, 733Mhz, 256ram.
My question is I am going to make it a WIRELESS PC using a DYNAMODE pci wireless lan adapter model WL GI 600XA.
I am concerned with the age of pc that the PCI card will not be compatable as I beleive the PCI card is "V2.2" and possibly the motherboard in the pc is "V2.1" but I am not sure.
Will this make any difference ? V2.1 ... V2.2 ???
The more I look on the net I get further away from finding any answer.......
Any advice would be very gratefully received.

THANK YOU ... Peter.

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  • quiteday Feb 25, 2008

    Hi Benimur.

    THANKS for your help and advice very much appreciated ... I will be trying to do the install of the PCI adapter in the next couple of days and will let you know how I got on..........

    Again MANY THANKS you have answered my questions, always difficult to be 100% sure as your having to do it all remotely.

    Very best regards, Peter.



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Hi Peter,

To my knowledge it will still work. Most hardware compatibility issue has been addressed by the manufacturers when it comes with motherboards, meaning the PCI wireless LAn will auto-downshift itself to conform to whatever the motherboard PCI slots are capable of dishing out. Based on experience, comparable brands/models (LinkSys, NetGear & D-Link) have worked with Socket 370 motherboards (PIIIs & Celerons) as well as Socket 472 (Durons & Athlons).

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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    Louie Role Feb 25, 2008

    Ooopss that should read as "Socket 462 (Durons & Athlons)"

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    Louie Role Feb 25, 2008

    Glad to be of some assistance and will look forward to your update.




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