What are some ways to wirelessly connect my desktop to the internet?

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What are some ways to wirelessly connect my desktop to the internet?

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I have a Dell DIM 2400. I just got it back from the shop and it is working great, but I want to put it upstairs. My modem and router are downstairs because that is where all of the necessary wires are located. I don't want to have to run tons of cable through my house or my walls. What are some of the ways that I can connect it wirelessly (preferably inexpensive)? I've heard that I can get a USB connecter, and all I have to do is install some software. Would that work for my computer? Or would I have to buy a wireless card and install it myself? Also, my router is D-Link. Would I need to get a D-Link USB connecter?

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  • Drewbiedoo,

     

    Installing a wireless card would probably be the better solution. Using a USB Wireless adapter would also be another option. You just need to have the wireless router in a central location so the signal travels in all direcctions that it's needed to go. I also would recommend using these Recommended Wireless Router Settings to make the connections work at their best.

     

     

    Rick

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  • Drewbiedoo,

     

    I also forgot to mention, most people recommend using the same products but I have a Netgear WGR111v2 connecting to my Linksys WRT54GS and also have a Dell Wireless Printer Adapter 3300 connecting my 964 printer to the network with NO Problesm, using the settings I recommended.

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

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  • Drewbiedoo,

     

    Installing a wireless card would probably be the better solution. Using a USB Wireless adapter would also be another option. You just need to have the wireless router in a central location so the signal travels in all direcctions that it's needed to go. I also would recommend using these Recommended Wireless Router Settings to make the connections work at their best.

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

  • Drewbiedoo,

     

    I also forgot to mention, most people recommend using the same products but I have a Netgear WGR111v2 connecting to my Linksys WRT54GS and also have a Dell Wireless Printer Adapter 3300 connecting my 964 printer to the network with NO Problesm, using the settings I recommended.

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

  • Oh it doesn't matter then? Okay, thank you so much!

    I'l have to check out Best Buy then for a wireless card. Once again, thank you for your help. :)