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Wireless Router (Windows 98) Need Help


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BostonHockey

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I have a 6 year-old desktop IBM PC (that works fine) running Windows 98. I have broadband and I'm trying to make my apartment wireless so that I can use my work laptop at home.

I just received a Belkin wireless router. Here's the problem: The Belkin router only has an ethernet port on the back to connect it to my computer and my desktop does not have an ethernet port. There are USB ports, but no ethernet port. I can connect the Belkin router to my cable modem, but I cannot connect it to my PC because the router only has ethernet ports and the PC only has USB ports. I think I need a wirless router that has USB connections so I can connect it to my desktop. But, I have looked all over and have been unable to find one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jeff (computer knucklehead) in Boston
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You have a couple options here Jeff. First off and probably cheapest you can purchase an ethernet card (network card) and install it into your machine then you can plug into the router via ethernet cable. I think you can get cards for under 25$ ;) The next option and a little more expensive is to purchase a "USB to Ethernet Adapter". I have seen them for sale at stores like CompUSA for around $30, but remember they're semi-hard to find. I would just get a network card from the store and plug it in ;)

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