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Just purchased a rangeplus wireless router and want to get my other computer to work on line with the router. I was told I need either an ethernet cable or an adapter. would rather have an adapter but don't know which one to get and how do I install it? please let me know if this would be an easy task or would I have to bring my computer in for this and also what the price would be for the cable and the adapter. Thanks
Well, for your question about which one you should get, it depends, if you have a desktop PC get a PCI card, these might be pretty hard to install, so i don't recommend buying them, and if you do buy them, get a technician to install it or follow the install instructions that came with it, or if you don't want to waste time, buy a USB adapter, they practically configure themselves, or if you have a notebook (laptop), it depends on what your computer uses for expansion, so if you have a laptop, you might want to take it in to the store before you buy your wireless card so that a person there can take a look at it, but i'll give you this advice, most new computers have an expansion port, if your system has one, i would buy a notebook wireless card that plugs into an expansion port. as for your question about how to install them, it also depends, if you buy a USB adapter, they just plug in and the computer does the rest, if you buy a notebook adapter for your notebook, than it would just slide in, and all you have to do is install the drivers and your ready to go, if you buy a PCI card for your desktop, it is a bit hard for the average user (which i assume is you), and if you don't want to risk messing up your computer, i suggest avoiding this type of card a just using a cable and moving all your desktops to the a central location near your router. And as for the price of each, cables typically cost less than adapters, and that's all I can give you right now because all stores have different prices for items. hoped this has helped. And remember, USB adapters can be used on any computer with a USB port and meets the minimum system requirements.
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