wireless USB adapter for old PC

  bionicle 19:27 14 Jan 2010
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Im shortly going to set up my new PC with a broadband router via my new ISP once they get my broadband good to go. Question is how can I run my old PC as well as it does not have an ethernet connection. Can I use a wireless USB adapter such as click here and if so which USB connection does it go into?

  MAJ 19:29 14 Jan 2010

"Can I use a wireless USB adapter such as click here and if so which USB connection does it go into?"

1. Yes
2. Any USB slot you have free on the computer, it doesn't matter which one.

  Technotiger 19:34 14 Jan 2010

You should be able to connect wirelessly using that dongle. Any working USB Port on the old PC will do.

  bionicle 19:35 14 Jan 2010

Excellent.
Thanks MAJ for the quick response. Just a bit anxious as I have no experience of using a wireless setup.

  Technotiger 19:35 14 Jan 2010

Strange time on my post - my PC's time is 19:30 at this moment, it was 19:29 when I posted???

  bionicle 19:36 14 Jan 2010

Thanks also Technotiger.
Resolved.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:37 14 Jan 2010

Or fit a network card to your old PC click here

  bionicle 19:17 15 Jan 2010

Fruit Bat /\0/\ is there much difference between using the adapter or installing the network card. The adapter seems easier however I have already installed a USB 2.0 upgrade card so feel fairly confident about adding a network card but would only consider this if it was significantly superior. I only plan to use the old PC as a back up option if my new one is away for any reason.

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