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Old 07-21-2014, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, me again. My aunt wants me to install a wireless card in her 2002 PC. I personally, I dont think that this is a good idea, because, well, ITS FROM THE STONE AGE. Her kids use it for simple online games and whatnot. I offered to build her a new PC, but she just wants wireless in it. She says that it's really slow.
This is the PC: eMachines T3624 Specs - CNET

Should I install the wireless card or should I build her a new one?

Thanks in advance!
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Ideally you should upgrade her... but $300-400 for a new machine or $20 for a wifi adapter. Depends on how much you want to spend...lol. Unless you can find a used machine for cheaper on Craigslist in your area.
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Ok. What would you recommend for a wireless card?
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If it has any open PCI slots, a PCI wifi card would be best. Otherwise, you'd have to go with a USB card.
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It has 2 open PCI slots.... what card specifically would you recommend? Her internet speed is around 15mbps.
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She also wants me to install 2gb of RAM... would this work?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148088
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Yes, that RAM should be fine.

As for a wifi card... Without knowing what kind of router/wifi security she has you could get something like
TP-LINK TL-WN951N Wireless N Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n 32bit PCI Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2 - Newegg.com

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TP-LINK TL-WN751ND Wireless N150 PCI Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2 - Newegg.com (note that this one doesn't support WEP, the older wifi security).
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Yes, that RAM should be fine.

As for a wifi card... Without knowing what kind of router/wifi security she has you could get something like
TP-LINK TL-WN951N Wireless N Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n 32bit PCI Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2 - Newegg.com

or

TP-LINK TL-WN751ND Wireless N150 PCI Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2 - Newegg.com (note that this one doesn't support WEP, the older wifi security).
Her wifi has WEP security... I think I'll go with this one

TP-LINK TL-WN951N Wireless N Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n 32bit PCI Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2 - Newegg.com

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Crucial 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 333 (PC 2700) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT6464Z335 - Newegg.com



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Ok, nevermind. I totaled it up and she wants to go with the new build, since her other one took 2 minutes to load an internet page.

I'll start a post on the new build.

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