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Windows 7: wireless connection

24 Apr 2011   #11

7 home premium 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ndex477 View Post
Thanks for the info. but that brings me to a question, why would you want to install a wireless card in a desktop? Given the limited mobility of a desktop and the range constraint of the router signal?

Sometimes the router is to far or someone doesn't want to run 200+ feet of ethernet cable to reach the desktop. Just because a desktop is going to be stationary doesn't make wireless on a desktop out of the question in certain circumstances. For example currently in my mom's house there are 4 wireless desktops just because of the size of the house and me being to lazy to run cable.

As to the original question, xp can not be connected wirelessly as Is, but needs card or adaptor to connect to my belkin router??
Yes, this goes for most desktop computers and any operating system.

Alternatively we can over complicate the situation and you can create a wireless bridge with 2 access points and an unmanaged switch. You would connect access point A to your router and access point B to an unmanaged switch. This method really is just over kill and rarely used in a home environment(getting a wireless car is so much better).

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24 Apr 2011   #12

Windows 10 Pro X64

Why wireless though? It's about 1/2 the speed of a wired Ethernet connection (you have a Belkin Wireless G). Is the router located too far from the desktop to run an Ethernet cable?

What is the make and model number of the desktop? I'm sure it already has an Ethernet port so all you would need is an Ethernet cable.
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24 Apr 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

O.K. Lol
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25 Apr 2011   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

right-on ZTRUCKER. the dell optiplex desktop was my only computer. since have moved & space was very limited for the desktop, so went to laptop. maybe i can realize some good from the dell by using It from garage, back porch,etc. where hard wireing would be difficult.
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