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Old 11-26-2005, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is on a Dinosau Gateway PC 400c that my son recieved from his grandmother. I have a Dell Dimension 4600c that is hooked up to DSL via Qwest. The modem used is a Actiontech, which I know has wireless capabilities little antenna on top. What do I need to put him on the net from the his room. Is it a card installed inside his gateway? outside? how can I do this. Please respond to either thread or email lordoftherings33@hotmail.com.
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Old 11-26-2005, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need a wireless router and two wireless receivers in order to use a wireless connection.
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Ok turtile, I believe the Dell has one built into it. So I am guessing this means one router, and one reciever...or does the current DSL modem act as a router..(I know this sounds nutty)...
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I ask this because the wireless router looks like the modem supplied for the DSL...(antenna)
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It may or may not. Mine does. Check your owner's manual to see if it does.
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Old 11-26-2005, 08:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes me thinks it does...now the thing is, does it matter that I operate xp and 98 is on the other machine?
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The only problem you may have with the 98 machine is driver conflicts. I've never had any luck getting wireless working in 98 because of driver problems.
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Thought about tossing the XP on the computer, but with only 1 gig of memory for the other one it makes me a bit nervous.
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1GB of RAM is MORE than enough for XP. If you mean harddrive space, though, it won't be enough.
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Old 11-27-2005, 05:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Kinda what I thought...Now just to get the wireless thing set up....I imagine it is going to be a fight. I have never experimented with the driver conflicts..almost seems like after all is said and done, I ought to just pass that computer onto the littlest one. and pass him a laptop that I have..
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