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Dell Dimension 4600 - adding wireless card

  • Hi,
     
    I was wondering if someone could tell me the best way to go about adding a wireless card to my desktop. I need to know what I can do to allow for this to work and to continue to use a router to send/receive faxes, printing, and sharing of software. Please let me know if this is possible as I will have one more pci slot once I remove the viking modem which is currently not in use at this time. I need as much information as possible. Also what would be the best wireless card for my dell dimensions 4600?
     
    Thank you,
    Nella82
  • It would help to know the make and model of the router.  Assuming it is a wireless router, it would be best to get a PCI wireless network card from the same manufacturer as the router.  Note also that you can get a USB wireless adapter and you wouldn't have to remove the modem card.  Otherwise any wireless network adapter should work.  Note also that FAX is a telephone technology, not an internet technology, so if you are currently set up to send/receive FAXes throught the telephone line, then you will need to have the modem card in order to do that.  File and printer sharing will work just fine through the wireless router.
     
    Steve
  • Thanks so much! I am currently using a Linksys Wireless B/G router model: WRT54G. I currently use sunrocket which is a VOIP service and I'm not exactly certain if I should remove the Viking modem that is installed as there are different specs for my system. Here is the hardware as outlined below so I don't know if I have one or two modems. I do know however, that I'm not plugged into the wall for landline services I subscribe through my cable company for internet services. I don't have any other pci slots unless I remove that modem.
     
    Please let me know...
     
    Hardware specs below:
     
    0 4X388 INSTRUCTION, PREP-MTL, DEVIATION, DIMENSION, INCREASE, NUMBER 1 C1431 PROCESSOR, 80532, 2.8G, 512K, 533, SOCKET N, DECISION ONE 1 2R400 KEYBOARD, 104, 6P, UNITED STATES, MULTI-MEDIA, NMB 1 H2871 KIT, MOUSE, PERSONAL SYSTEM 2, S69, LOGITECH 1 6W243 DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE, 680M, 16, I, 5.25" FORM FACTOR, SD616T, REVISION, MIDNIGHT GRAY 1 5740C CABLE, AUXILIARY, INTERNAL, MODEM, 4C 1 8W112 MODEM, V.92, INTERNAL, DATA FAX VOICE MODEMS, TIN, DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION 1 1X764 COMPACT DISK READ WRITE, 680M, I, 5.25" FORM FACTOR, 48X, SAMSUNG, MIDNIGHT GRAY 1 0R533 CARD (CIRCUIT), MULTI-MEDIA, AUDIO, SB0203 1 7E840 KIT, SPEAKER, 120V, HK395, SAMSUNG, DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION 1 1K525 DISPLAY, CATHODE-RAY TUBE, 17, DUAL, M782P, MIDNIGHT GRAY, DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION 1 9Y452 CARD (CIRCUIT), GRAPHICS, 128MB, NV34, DIMENSION 1 2X092 CARD (CIRCUIT), MULTI-MEDIA, EMUZED, 1394, DIMENSION 1 M1210 ASSEMBLY, FLOPPY DRIVE, 212, 2 1 J1894 KIT, SOFTWARE, WP-PRDCT-STE11, ENGLAND/ENGLISH 1 4T139 KIT, SOFTWARE, QIKN-NWUSR-ED-2K2, ENGLAND/ENGLISH 1 4W419 KIT, SOFTWARE, BRTNCA2K3, ENGLAND/ENGLISH 1 8W383 KIT, SOFTWARE, OVERPACK, WXPPSP1, COMPACT DISKETTE W/DOCUMENTATION, ENGLAND/ENGLISH 1 D0837 KIT, DOCUMENTATON ON FLOPPY DISK, SOFTWARE, DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE, CYBERLINK, 4.13C 2 F0598 DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 256, 333M, 32X64, 8K, 184 1 R0190 HARD DRIVE, 120G, Serial ATA, 8M, 7.2K, SEAGATE-ALPINE 1 P0253 CABLE, POWER, 6P, AUXILIARY, Serial ATA, TRANSFORMER SKY DIVE MINITOWER 1 R0366 ASSEMBLY, CABLE, Serial ATA, TRANSFORMER JAZZ DESKTOP, 1.0
     
    I realy appreciate all of your help, thank you.