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Old 01-29-2005, 08:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer can be wireless enabled?

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Old 01-29-2005, 09:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Laptop or PC?

If you want your PC to be wireless enabled, all you will need is a Wireless Network card and wireless Router.
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Pc.

hm...I'm not sure whether if my pc has a wireless card or router when I bought it, how do i check?

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Old 01-29-2005, 12:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A router is what you use to connect multiple PC's to. A wireless router has an antenna poking out of it.

ie: cable modem > router > PC1, PC2, PC3

A wireless network card usually has an antenna coming out of it.
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If your PC has an antenna, it's wireless enabled.
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Old 01-29-2005, 07:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I still don't get it!!

Mine has no antenna but I remember seeing that PC1, PC2 thing.

What I thought is I can check it somewhere in the control panel?
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yandaoben,

Unless you bought an office workstation, your PC does not have a wireless card in it.

Check out Newegg.com or ZipZoomFly.com to get an idea of what a card and a router will run you. Of course, you'll have to crack your case to install it. If that bothers you, look for a USB version.
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Old 01-29-2005, 10:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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A wireless router will look something like this....

http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage....164-103-01.JPG


A wireless network card will look something like this....

http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage....187-004-01.jpg



If there is no antenna coming out the back of your PC, you are not wireless. And chances are, if you have a cable connected to your PC for internet, your not on wireless.
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you can also just buy wireless stations to plug in via usb . then install a driver, and it looks to the base station.
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Old 01-30-2005, 02:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I see, thanks.

Btw, how much does a wireless router thing usually cost? Like average price. Do they come in different bandwidths? or it depends on my internet subscription?

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