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I have an Acer T135. I want to install a Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter. I believe I have to remove the factory installed Ethernet card. If true, where exactly is the Ethernet card, what does it look like, and, do I install my Wireless-G PCI Adapter in the slot where the Ethernet card is?

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You dont have to remove the ethernet card, as i suspect it would be buit onto the motherboard in anycase. Just install the wireless card into a free pci slot.

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Dell optiplex GX620 desktop has an ethernet port on it, that is not an adapter, I cannot connect to the internet, I downloaded and installed a driver for a wireless ethernet adapter, but that has not...


Okay,..........

1) You can download a wireless Ethernet adapter driver all day, but if you Do Not have a wireless adapter card installed in your computer, the drivers do you no good.

Or if you do not have a wireless USB adapter plugged into a USB port.

Example of a wireless adapter card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4695358&CatId=2692

Example of a wireless USB device,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6367137&CatId=2692

Example of an Ethernet adapter card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=686143&CatId=200

If you are just going to hardwire the computer, just buy an Ethernet adapter card, (PCI version), and install it in your computer, (On the motherboard), in any available white PCI slot.

IF it is the Mini Tower model.

The Desktop, Small Form Factor (SFF), and Ultra Small Form Factor (SFF) computers, are too small in width for a regular size Ethernet adapter card.

They need a Low-Profile Ethernet adapter card,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833114034

This is for a Dell Optiplex GX620 Mini-Tower computer,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/mtabout0.htm#wp1051997

Scroll the page down until you come to the bold blue heading - System Board Components
This is an illustration of a Top view of the Mini-Tower's motherboard.

16 and 17 point to two PCI slots.
This is where an Ethernet adapter card that is the PCI version, will plug into.

PCI slots are White in color.
An example of a basic PCI slot, ( 3 are shown),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PCI_Slots_Digon3.JPG

If you do decide to go wireless;

1) Wireless networking operates at half of the speed of wired networking.

A computer that is wired directly to an Ethernet adapter card, is twice as fast on the internet, as a computer that is connected wireless.

2) Make sure your Router is capable of wireless.
Make sure the wireless router has a built-in Modem, or that you have a separate Modem.

[ For DSL.
Phone line connects to Filter. Filter has a place for a telephone cable, and an Ethernet cable.
Ethernet cable connects to Filter, and other end connects to Modem.
Ethernet cable goes from Modem to Wireless router that does not have a built-in Modem.

OR,
Phone line connects to Filter. Ethernet cable from Filter goes directly to wireless router, that has a built-in Modem.

Computer has to have a USB wireless device, or a wireless adapter card, installed.

For additional questions, or to clarify anything I have stated, please post in a Comment.
(Believe upper right of your page, blue Comment)

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Can this PC be converted to wireless? If so how? House has wireless thru AT&T. The original ethernet connect portal died. Already jerrymandered a second portal and that has now also gone dead.


The only way for making it wireless is buying a wireless network card/adapter that can be installed in your Desktop. You should look for a PCI/PCI Express Wireless Network Adapter.

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Need instruction on ethernet adapter


first:
there's no specific network card you should get, although you probably may want to make sure you get one that support fast ethernet and gigabit ethernet. make sure also is pci card (most of them are), the other part depends on your budget, netgear, linksys, dlinks are all great brands but the one you pick doesn't have to be.
check some options here

second:

this is how to install a nic card (network adapter / network card)

Installing Network Card
  • First step is to read the users guide and familiarize yourself with the new card.
  • Power down PC and remove the AC power cord.
  • Open the computer case.
  • Find an available Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) slot on the motherboard and remove slot insert if one exists.
  • Carefully remove the network card from its static-proof plastic envelope, and slide it into the slot.
    • Seat the card in the slot firmly with gentle pressure along the length of the card, especially right about the slot itself.
    • Snugly, screw the card to the computer frame, but do not over tighten.
  • Close the computer case.
  • Plug your computer in and power it up.
2Follow this procedure to verify Windows XP recognizes the new card.
  • Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  • In Category View (vs. Classic View) click Performance and Maintenance.
  • Click "System" icon at bottom of window.
  • Click the Hardware tab.
  • Click the Device Manager button.
  • Double-click Network Adapters.
    • Beneath it should appear the name of your Ethernet card.
  • Next, double click the name of your Ethernet adapter.
    • If the text in the "Device Status" box says "This device is working properly.", then you successfully installed the card and are finished.
    • If the text in the "Device status" box doesn't say "This device is working properly.", then write down on a piece of paper what it says and continue with next step.

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Replacing ethernet PCI card 10/100 by gibabit 1000


When you replace and install LAN card you need to install also the driver. Be sure that your onboard ethernet PCI card are disabled in BIOS. So that the new install LAN card are working.

Regards
PCmania

Sep 26, 2009 | Dell Ethernet Card Network Adapter

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I have a 3600 DT and want to install a Linksys Wireless PCI Adapter WMP54G. Is there a voltage I need to be sure to buy and where do I find instructions on how to install this?


The PCI adapters are designed to work with the standard PCMCIA slots in laptops. You don't need to worry about voltages. The Linksys wireless adapter will have a driver CD supplied with the wireless card and the installation insructions are straight forward.

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I just purchased an Aspire PC AM1100-B1410A. Does this unit have a wireless adapter and if so how do I turn wireless on?


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I installed a linksys wmp110 wireless adapter into my gateway and it causes the computer to freeze up. i removed the card and the computer works fine. what can i do?


Reinstall Drivers
To re-install the wireless adapter’s drivers, you need to perform two steps:
  1. Uninstalling the Previous Drivers
  2. Reinstalling the Drivers
Uninstalling the Previous Drivers
Step 1:
Click Start, All Programs or Programs, and look for the model number of the Linksys Wireless Adapter.
Step 2:
Look for Wireless Network Monitor and select Uninstall.

Step 3:
Wait for the Install Shield Wizard to complete before re-installing the drivers.
Reinstalling the Drivers
NOTE: Before re-installing the driver, unplug your LinksysWireless Adapter. If you’re using a wireless PCI adapter, shutdown thecomputer then remove the adapter.
The screenshots may vary depending on the model number of your wireless adapter. In this example, we’re using WUSB54GS v1.0
Step 1:
Insert the Linksys Setup CD into your CD-ROM drive.
Step 2:
Click Here to Start
to begin the installation process.

Step 3:
Accept the License Agreement by clicking Next.

Step 4:
Insert the wireless adapter into your computer and click Next.

NOTE: Ifyou’re using a wireless PCI card shutdown your desktop PC and open yourPC’s case. Locate an available PCI slot on the motherboard then poweron your PC.
Step 5:
When Linksys Wireless Network Monitor appears, select the name of your wireless network or SSID and click Connect. If you want to configure the adapter manually, click Manual Setup.
NOTE: To check if the drivers were properly installed, checkif the Linksys Wireless Network Monitor reports the Adapter is Active.For instructions, click here.

NOTE: If you were not able to install the Linksys adapter drivers, you need to update the drivers.
Update the Drivers
To update the wireless adapter’s drivers, you need to perform three steps:
  1. Downloading the Drivers.
  2. Uninstalling the Previous Drivers.
  3. Installing the Updated Drivers.
Downloading the Drivers
Step 1:
Before downloading the drivers, make sure your computer has an activeInternet connection. If your computer is plugged directly into therouter and cannot get online, disconnect your router and plug yourcomputer directly into your cable or DSL modem.
Step 2:
Once online, click here to go to the Linksys Downloads page..





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