Internet ready?????

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Shelleyj06

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Hi there!!!
I won a Dell Computer (just the tower/cpu part) at an auction at work.
It has Windows 2000 on it but that's apparently all.
Is there something I need in order to make this internet ready??
All other computers I ever owned always were. I would just get the modem from the high speed provider ...download their software for it and that would be it.
Do I need anything else??

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer. :)

Shelley
 

etaf

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you my ready to go ---

whats the model of pC

IE comes with windows 2000

goto device manager

This is for XP - may be different for win2k I cant remember - it may like win98 have a device manager tab
start>
control panel>
system>
hardware tab>
device manager button>

look for network adapters

see if it has a LAN or something like a 100/10 ethernet device
or you may need just USB
 

Shelleyj06

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Thanks for your reply etaf!!

The computer is...

System: Dell Optiplex GX150
CPU: Intel P3 1.0Ghz

I don't have the actual system here.
I'm setting my parents up with one.
I figured all i had to do is just hook the modem the internet provider will supply and thats all. I'll have to go over and check the system to see.

I'll let you know what i find....or if i need some help.

Thanks again!

Shelley
 

etaf

Wayne
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yea that should be the case
but to connect to dial up - you need a modem installed
if broadband the modem may be USB or just LAN connection
if LAN - you need to make sure you have a LAN on the PC

reading this http://www.bizrate.com/desktopcompu...um-iii-desktop--pid306165798/information.html

it has a LAN & USB - according to here
http://support.dell.com/support/top...t/product_support/en/product_support_central?

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx150/sm_en/smdsktp.htm#int_view

so your good to go
 
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