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Running XP desktop wireless?


Best Answer DaveF, May 05 2014 - 05:10 PM

Wireless USB dongle. Here's the first one Google finds.

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B002RM08RE

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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Ron1973

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Posted May 05 2014 - 03:25 PM

I have an old XP (Compaq, though I don't have the model # handy right now) that still works and I gave it to my oldest son for his room. His room has no Ethernet hookup as that's in the front of the house in the living room and his bedroom is at the back. I certainly do not want to go to the expense and hassle of trying to run cable through the attic to his room either. I already have a wireless router that I use for my kid's tablets and my mother's laptop. Is there some way of installing wireless hardware that would allow that old of a desktop to get Internet via wi-fi?


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Posted May 05 2014 - 05:10 PM   Best Answer

Wireless USB dongle. Here's the first one Google finds.

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B002RM08RE



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Posted May 05 2014 - 07:02 PM

Exactly what I needed. Many thanks!


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Posted May 06 2014 - 10:13 AM

Got it ordered a bit ago from Amazon. Thanks again, Dave.


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Posted May 09 2014 - 06:39 PM

Got it in Tuesday and we're up and running. Works like a charm.


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Posted May 09 2014 - 09:54 PM

Super! Glad it was an easy solution. :)




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