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USB ports I have a wireless adapter(Linksys), and it should use a 2.0 USB port. My desktop does not have one , can I add one on?

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Hey ****, Depending on your computer model and hardware configuration, you may be able to add an internal USB card to your computer that could provide you with one or more USB ports. These cards typically can range in price anywhere from $10.00 to $30.00, but more expensive models may exist that offer additional features. If you're not quite sure how to install one of these cards (or are unsure if your computer can support one), remember that you can always speak with a sales associate at your local Best Buy™ store for more information. Geek Squad® agents should be able to provide you with a number of recommendations based on your computer's current specifications, as well as installation services if desired. Hope this helps you out. Sincerely, Aaron Go Ahead. Use Us.

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The 2 usb-ports on the front and the 3 back of your Dell is high speed ones, at least the manual says so, they are all USB 2.0.
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Here you can read about the "high speed usb" :
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