I just purchased a new dell desktop with vista and I have a wireless-G linkeys router model wrt54g hooked up to it so as to provide internet service for my laptop. What I would like to do is set up my old desktop and make it a part of my network.My old pc is a dell 4300 dimension desktop. What would I need to make my old pc work on my network, what type of adapter or whatever else I would need to make it a part of my network. Thank You Mike Templin email email@example.com
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you might try moving your computer closer to your router make sure your routers and your dell 1450 settings are correct ie:password user name,firewall settings to allow your internet to connect also test the lead/s whether usb or ethernet if applicable
well!! I have an answer for you.your comp is loosing the IP address.first connect your computer via cable then
goto start - programmes - accessories - dos prompt.
type ipconfig.you`ll get ip address,subnet mask,default gateway.copy it.
goto network and sharing center in vista and network connection under control panel in XP,IN Vista,click on view status,goto properties and double click on internet protocol(tcp/ip) or IPv4In XP,right click wireless network connection and goto properties and double click on internet protocol(tcp/ip).type in the IP address,subnet mask,default gateway.in DNS server address type the default gateway in primary DNS and in secondary 220.127.116.11.
your connection won`t drop after this.
Any ethernet card will work fine. Just be sure it's the fit's the correct slot. You probably have a "white" slot which is a pci slot. If it's a longer "black" slot then it's isa. More than likely it came from a pci slot. Before you buy one, confirm the type of slot. In additon, before installing it go to control panel and system settings, hardware, device manager and remove the old one by right clicking it and select delete or remove. Shut down the computer follow instructions for new card. Probably will have to install the drivers first then shut down and install the new card. Good Luck.
trying updating the firmware of the wireless router...go to this link and just search for the version and download the latest version of your linksys router and then upgrade the firmware...
it shud work.........also try changing the channel number as well....... http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/support/WRT54G/download
think you have to connect a cable to the ethernet adapter of your desktop in order for you to connect to the wrt54g. uless you have a wireless lan on your desktop. also check your channels. and manually config your router through 192.168.1.1.......
laptops have a wide range reciever built around the screen and tend to be far better than a normal usb dongle.
The fact that your pc is downstairs will be effected a lot because the signals from the router will be bouncing around in an area around the antenna and above, signals below will be effected by floors, doors and wall partitions.
Your best solution would be to place the router on a phone line downstairs and see if the signal is increased.