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Windows 7: no built in wifi connectivity

22 Nov 2013   #1
computersarghhh

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
no built in wifi connectivity

I have an old computer with windows XP. It does not have the facility for wifi. What can I use to connect it up to my bt broadband please. It does have USB ports.

Thank you
Sue


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22 Nov 2013   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .. You could get a Wifi adapter .. Or if you have an earthnet card Installed in your Computer you could use that
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22 Nov 2013   #3
computersarghhh

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Now I am showing my ignorance; what is an ethernet card and how do I know if I have one?

Thank you
Sue
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22 Nov 2013   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

If you go in to the Control Panel then the Device Manager do you see any thing listed under networking ?
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22 Nov 2013   #5
computersarghhh

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I go into control panel and I don't see device manager; the nearest to it is printers and other hardware and in that is phone and modem options and wireless link. Ethernet is not mentioned under these.
Sue
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22 Nov 2013   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I think your best Option would be to get a USB Wifi adapter ..They are quite to cheap to buy and should work well .. Which package are you getting from BT ?
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22 Nov 2013   #7
computersarghhh

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

It is BT Unlimited broadband
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22 Nov 2013   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Good luck with that Sue you should have no problems .. Check the Link below

Results for USB WIFI ADAPTER
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22 Nov 2013   #9
computersarghhh

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Wow thank you very much for that
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22 Nov 2013   #10
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Very welcome Sue
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