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Wireless card I am getting ready to buy a router for my desktop so I can have more than 1 pc throughout my home. The pc I'm trying to get internet to was a fairly older one that I upgraded to windows XP. With a router, I believe you have to have a wirecard installed first. Would my pc already have one? Can I install one myself? How can I tell if it already has one?

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  • Quiggy1 Apr 22, 2008

    I am using Broadband (cable). I would like a wireless router so I don't have cords running everywhere. I was told I needed the Linksys BEF11s4 Wireless B- 4-port cable/dsl router but not exactly sure. I'm pretty sure my pc doesn't already have the wireless card because it is a fairly older pc that I had upgraded to XP.

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If you are going to make use of a wireless router as you said then your pc is going to require a wireless adapter.am sure your system is not having it so you need to buy one.

more importantly you must know what kind of device your isp require or use, for compatibility sake.

if a wireless router isn't that compatible with it then a wireless access point can also serve you.but check it out with your service provider.

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First of all you need to determine the type of internet service that you already have. Is it dial up or is it DSL? what type of router are you tryingto use? Is it a wireless router or is it wired? This will make a hugh differance in the tpe of card that you may need to purchase or that you may already have installed. And as for installing a card if you have to purchase one with very minimual skills you can install a plug and play card. You MUST be real careful and any static electricity though. If you can get me these questions answered I will tell you what you need to look for and how to do it

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Not all pc come with a network card installed on them

1.check the back of your pc to see if u will see a port with about 8 tiny pins-that is the network port and it should be working fine.if not you need to buy one by yourself .

2.if you see any with abt 3-5 pins that is a modem port for internet connection thru the telephone.

note that the network card could be among the port mounted on the motherboard or it could be a stand alone adapter.

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