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I just bought a Linksys router WRT150N this evening. I have a Dell router that is problematic. My modem and existing router are on one side of the house , my Dell desktop on the other with "no" hard wire connection. Is it possible to use this Linksys router without a hardwire connection between my modem and desktop.

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If you have an extra PCI slot on your PC, you can purchase a wireless card for it, and it is fairly simple to install. You can also purchase USB based wireless adapters for your desktop. This also assumes that the router and the PC are not too far apart, but as long as you could get a signal using say a laptop, you should also be able to get it using the PCI or USB adapter.

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