Question about Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop
To be honest you will be considerably better off getting a newer computer. USB 2.0 machines can be bought for peanuts now even if not found for free at your local tip!Of course don't plug anything in that has been rained on!
You could buy a PCi USB 2.0 card but then you may as well just buy a PCi WiFi card instead if your router is WiFi.
If you mean a filter when you say 'dsl plug-in' then you will need to buy one if it did not come with your router.
Again though, the combined price of a Wi-Fi / USB 2.0 card and a filter you could buy a better computer and signing up to a broadband supplier usually offers a free router that comes with filters!
Even if you do connect to the internet with your current setup the chances are that it will be a 'laggy' as hell with little support for Silverlight, Java and will likely struggle to run modern browsers. Using old browsers will almost certainly leave you open to attack from viruses!
Really, scrap it and start again!
Posted on Apr 06, 2011
I assume that the pc is quite old since it used to have win98 on it, right? if it is, then it indeed have limited ports. you can buy and install additional usb ports anyway but the thing is, it needs to match the specs of your motherboard too.
if you can post the specs here we can probably check wether that pc can still use extra ports or if you have to buy a new tower (cpu) already.
Posted on Apr 06, 2011
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