Converting Older Computer to Wireless Internet

By msmurr
Oct 4, 2007
  1. I have a Compaq Presario 6000, approx. 5 years old and it works very well. I've been using Road Runner for internet service. I now live in a wireless hot spot. Naturally the computer does not have a WiFi card installed.

    My business laptop connects without problem. I'm hopeful to to the same with my personal desktop.

    What do I need to purchase or install? I don't need to network computers, just be able to access the wireless internet.

    Any guidance is appreciated.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    If you have a PCMCIA slot you can buy a wireless network card for it. If you do not, then you can buy a USB WiFi adapter.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    With a laptop, you will need a PCMCIA wifi card (a/b/g) or a USB type. PCMCIA is preferred.

    With a desktop you will need a PCI wifi card.
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