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Home networking. I have my Speedstrean 4200 connected to my computer by USB cable because when I use the ethernet cable it says I don't have a PCI slot. When I try to connect my Linksys wireless G WRT54G it won't let me because I'm not using the ethernet cable. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • smityjay Jul 01, 2008

    Thanks for the help I resolved the issue myself. I uninstalled the software and reinstalled it with new drivers for my modem and router and it's working perfectly now. Thanks for the help!

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Do you have a pci network adapter intalled with the proper drivers ? did you plug in ethernet cable directly into current pci lan card it will be located on lower part of back of computer? this will eliminate the problems with the router just to see if pci lancard is working or not . if the lan card is working unplug cable and plug in router and then try with router plugged in u might need to reset the router in order for it to work with lan card . if ur using and onboard lan eg attached to the motherboard then you must go into computer bios and enable onboard lan and then the ethernet cable should work with no problem good luck i hope this helps you get up and going getback to me if there are future problems.

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1) How do you know that PCI slot is not working? Tried another PCI expansion card in it? Perhaps another LAN adapter card?
(Ethernet Card)

A LAN adapter card will go bad before a PCI slot will.

2) PCI expansion slot is bad? No other PCI slot to use?
Then here is a suggestion,

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If you do not have a network free near by ..you can connect using the wireless card to another computer connected to the internet ..or install a wireless router on your Ethernet cable ..and a card in computer or a usb one ..
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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,

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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.
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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.
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Also need the Type. On the back of your ThinkCentre is this information.
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(I can give you the direct link to Lenovo Support for the Ethernet drivers, with this information.
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With the 'Pizza Box' style of computer case there may not be, nor may there be room inside.
However they do make low profile Ethernet cards. {Ethernet Adapter Card)

Or you can find it here,

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It will go in an available PCI slot, or PCI-Express x1 slot.

2) The Model Name, and Model Number is on the bottom of a laptop. Usually in a white Service Tag of some sort, but older models may just have it etched into the plastic.

Usually close to the Windows Product Key, (Holographic sticker)

3) Use a USB to USB Crossover Cable.
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A USB to USB Crossover cable, isn't simply two USB A male connectors on the ends of a cable.
There is a bridge in the middle of the cable.

It crosses over the wires.
(Easy explanation. In essence it crosses over the wires. In actuality, it crosses over terminals in the USB connector end.

This shows the pinout of a USB cable connector,

http://pinouts.ru/Slots/USB_pinout.shtml

The style used for your desktop, or laptop will be a USB A style.
There are four pins in the connector.

Pin 1 is 5 Volt DC
Pin 4 is a Ground, or Negative connection)

If you have a cable with the ends in the same direction, you will BURN out the USB ports.

The crossover cable reverses these connections. (Pins)

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Adding-in the PCI Ethernet card will add an 8-wire connector,
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Be sure to buy a 'PCI' Ethernet adapter, not 'PCI-E', and not 'ISA'.
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Solution #1

I realize you're not looking to use additional equipment, but a network hub, switch or router will give you what you need. You can pick up a very inexpensive router for under $50 or even better a wireless router for a few bucks more.

I recommend a Linksys Wireless Router (Model - WRT54G) as it is very user friendly and comes ready to use. Just connect the port labeled "Ethernet" to the "WAN" port of the Linksys Wireless Router. Then connect both of your computers to any of the four "LAN" ports.

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You can connect the first computer directly to the 4200 via USB and connect the second computer directly to the first computers ethernet port using a Network Crossover cable. Without a router of hub between the two computers, a crossover cable is required to allow them to talk to each other.

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