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Internet Problem

By JacksonJack
Oct 4, 2006
  1. I have just bought a new computer, but it doesnt have the slot for a D Link adapter card which i want to use with it so i can connect to my houses internet. Is there anyway around this?

    Thank you
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    run the system profile; you should find an on-board adaptor.
    you're SOL if not.
     
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Sounds like your slots are PCI-e, and you old D-Link card is a regular PCI card? Do you have any further information about what type of connection these 2 make?

    BTW
    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
     
  4. JacksonJack

    JacksonJack TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The card fits in my toshiba equium laptop, its a air plus dwl-G650 card thing. BTW the new computer isn't brand new i dont know how old to be exact.

    ty
     
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Oh, so it's a laptop, and using the PCMCIA slot. That's a different story.

    If it does not have a slot for this, then you won't be able to use it, and you might need to look for a USB enabled wireless device.
     
  6. JacksonJack

    JacksonJack TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The new computer is a real computer not a laptop. I also have a laptop that the card does fit into.

    What are they devices called and how much?
     
  7. Tedster

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

    if you do not have a PCI slot, then you will be forced to use an external USB device or an ethernet device
     
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