What, if anything, can be done to allow a Dell Dimension 4100 desktop connect to the internet using WIFI?
I have Cablevision internet service with a Motorola cable modem surfboard SBV5120 connected to a Linksys 2.4 GHz speedbooster broadband router 802.11g.
I have one unused USB port on the Dimension 4100. Is there a way to connect a wifi receiver to the Dimension 4100 so it can use the Linksys router?
Cablevision wants another $45 to connect a second modem. I set up the 4100 for my grandkids to use but they want access to the internet.
Your help will be apprecated.
you have two choices.
One would be an internal PCI card. Like Shown HERE if you have an open PCI slot.
The other would be a USB wireless adapter, Like shown HERE .
I used one of these for several years with excellent results.
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Note that the USB ports on the Dimension 4100 are 1.1 not 2.0
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