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We have just purchased a Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless G Router but our computer (packard bell 4716) does not have an ADSL cable or ethernet cable. The lead just connects straight into our telephone socket. We have since purchased a Fast Ethernet PCI adapter which we have to insert into a PCI slot at the back of the computer. But there isn't a slot! HELP!!

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Have you opened the computer or just looked at the back and found a couple of blank silver strips. If you have not opened it these strips are just slot covers.Shut down the pc.Unplug it. Open the pc and touch part of the metal frame to ground yourself and discharge any static electricity.There will be one screw holding the slot cover in place. Pick a PCI slot that you want to use and remove the cover from that slot. Insert the card and use the same screw to hold your card in place. Then close the case.Plug the pc in and power up. Windows will say found new hardware and installing.If this what you meant and this fixed your problem please rate this as fixed. If you meant something else or need help opening the pc, please add a comment and let me know. I'm more than happy to help you further. Thanks.

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