WiFi access for an older PC
My old computer is about 8 years old and has a card and slot for directly connecting it to the box provided by our Internet provider. I want to give this PC to my son who lives in an apartment complex with free WiFi access. Is there a card or USB device that can be plugged into the PC so he can access the building's WiFi?
Yes. It may be hard to find without going onto the internet, but WIFI cards are available for your old desktop PC. Make sure you have an open slot first though.
Yeah Chuck .you can buy USB WiFi adapter and can access the building's WiFi. There are different USB adapter available in the market whose price varies with the features and capability provided.The device's driver comes along the device.
Using the instruction given in the user manual, these devices as well as driver software can easily be installed in your old desktop PC.Hope it helps.
You can get some excellent, very high powered usb wifi adapters for around 75 bucks. You want to make sure that they use an antenna (or two). I found one on ebay for reference -- 300 mbps, dual antenna.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-300Mbps-Wir … 3384986d1d
The beautiful thing about usb devices is you can unplug from one pc and simply plug into another. Thats exactly why I recommend spending a little extra on a high powered device...this usb adapter will most likely out live that PC, and you could easliy plug this into the next pc. (make sure the USB device has an external antenna as shown.....you'll be able to pick up signals from hundreds of yards away).
found another one here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5303-Amped-Wire … 56595f2a03
by StricktlyDating 4 years ago
What's the difference between using a Wifi Modem and a USB Modem?Is one better than the other, if so why?
by khan4142 4 years ago
how to access internet via secured wifi?access internet through secured wifi.
by Shuvo Mirza 7 years ago
USB divice isn't workingacutally I reset my iphone 3g. and now I try to restore it but when I try to connect it with my pc by USB cable on that time its showing nothing. so what will I do now?
by Kurias James 5 years ago
Have you heard about MiFi, Is that any connection with WiFi ?I think its something like WiFi. But I don't know what it is. Is it a new technology ?
by PhoenixV 6 years ago
What Is A Wifi Chip Or Wifi Dongle?What are the plans, options or devices called wifi dongles where they can hook up to a laptop instead of having DSL or dial-up or cable internet service? Can they be used on a desktop? How does this device work, who provides the best deal or do you just by the...
by kdv1995 6 years ago
How do I enable wifi hotspot on my lg optimus v with android 2.2.2?
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|