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Adding Network Card to Desktop?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by LauraMJ, Dec 8, 2010.

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  1. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    I've now got a Verizon MiFi unit and I would like to have my desktop be able to connect wirelessly to it. Currently, I have to plug it into the desktop via USB, but when doing that, it no longer will broadcast a wireless signal (since using it with a USB is for greater security) and therefore my daughter and son can't use the laptop and iPod.

    Now, I'm guessing that I'll need a particular network card that would be compatible with my computer. My computer is a custom built one, not a brand name. Below are the computer specs from the TSG system info utility:


    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 2047 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE, 512 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 152625 MB, Free - 82383 MB;
    Motherboard: MSI, MS-7369, 1.0, To be filled by O.E.M.
    Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

    Any suggestions? Need any other info? I have SIW, so I can get pretty much any info on the system that anyone needs. :)
     
  2. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    Bump!
     
  3. galoryber

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    i bought the cheapest refurbished wireless card I found on tigerdirect and figured if it didn't work, oh well, i lost 9 bucks, ha.

    all i had to do is manually install the driver, because the driver was not signed, but it worked fine.

    I would start by finding a card :)
     
  4. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    Yep.........that is what I am trying to do. Now as soon as someone can give me some advice on WHAT card will work with my computer, I'll be getting one. :)
     
  5. dant22185

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    I would chose the card mainly based off the OS you are running. In most modern PC hardware it is all generally the same.
     
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  7. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    Ah, I see! Thanks so much! :)
     
  8. ken1987

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    i think all specs are compatible to your hardware and memory..
     
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