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Setting up a router with an older computer


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chopstixfour11

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I have a new laptop in my room that needs to have wireless access. Our DSL modem is connected to a computer downstairs that is about 8 years old. My father purchased me a Netgear Wireless router, model WPNT834. This particular router requires an ethernet port but because the computer is so old, this does not exist. Currently, the modem is connected via a USB cable and the router does not have a USB port. Is there a type of adaptor or a different router that I can get to accomplish a wireless access point?
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Do you have an open slot in the computer? Ethernet cards are only about $25-50 bucks for a cheap one. The only other advise I can give u is too check with your Phone company and maybe they have a modem with a builtin router. You can look at asdl routers. But the cheapest and easiest way is to add a network card to the desktop machine.

Edited by Hawaiantom, 09 June 2006 - 04:24 AM.

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