networking thru old computer

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I have a 7 yr old dell with win98/also have new dell w/ winxp and want to network the 2 with wireless router. i need to get an ethernet card for the older computer and just wondering if it will be expensive, and if its worth it to go thru so much trouble on an older computer with different o.s. than newer one. can anyone help me?
 
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well that depends. Network cards only cot abour $10-$15 but since its a 7 year old computer - hmmmm

cards such as network cards and soundcard, these days, connect through whats called a PCI slot. 7 years ago a lot of machines didnt have pci slots but had ISA slots. And finding an Isa network card isnt very easy anymore.

The way to check is to open your computer and where on the mainboard you will see thin black blocks with a line running down the middle (where the card is inserted). if your board also has smaller white blocks then you can buy a pci network card and happy days
 
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if you do some research through google, you should be able to find a wireless router that will have 4 rj45 ports on it.

so on the older pc, as rebelmusic suggests, you could pick up a network card really cheaply, try ebay, and in your laptop, if it has wireless capability, then you could use that to connect to the wireless router.

there shouldn't really be a problem running different operating systems on either machines.
 
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