We have an XP desk top which is not wireless. Our router has to be by the TV as that is how we get TV. Can we make the PC. Wireless by plugging in something? A friend has suggested a 'dongle' and thinks there is one which is not on some sort of contract. Can anyone advise please? Thank you
"Our router has to be by the TV as that is how we get TV"
I think that could do with more explaining, Are you mixing up the Catchup part of a YouView box (or similar) and thinking that all your TV programs are via Internet ?
As for internet access I find HomePlugs are best solution, I have one connected to Router and another that I can take round the house and plug in to nearest available electric wall socket then ethernet to pc/laptop.
Yes, I've previously used a dongle on an XP machine, rendering it wireless, picking up signal from my router which was in a different room. I suggest a dongle is easier to fit but either dongle or PCI card would be perfectly effective.
You could Google or check out ebay 'Wireless dongle for PC' to see what is available. I see they are even available from Argos!
The nano ones are less likely to be knocked, as don't stick out so far, so maybe worth considering. (I didn't realise nano dongles were now available ;) )
Thank you all for the great advice. We have bought a dongle now which just goes into the USB port on the PC. so far we can get into anything that has a shortcut, such as iTunes but cant seem to be able to get into INternet Explorer. We'll keep trying.
Thanks again. Granny A