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Hp pavilion a6400f wirless internet problem


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#1 superking75

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 05:44 PM

I have a older hp computer That I got from a relitive. And got working thanks to this site.

 

Ok to the point, It runs windows vista, and does not come with wireless capabilitys, 

Would it work to use a wireless internet adapter, such as the one seen in the link?

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Edimax-EW-7811Un-150Mbps-Wireless-11n-Nano-Size-USB-Adapter/17419471



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 05:59 PM

That is good for a laptop but for a desktop I would get either a PCi-e wireless card or a USB wireless adapter with an antenna like this. If you have Windows  Vista  this would be a good one.


Edited by JohnC_21, 29 June 2015 - 06:00 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:02 PM

And they would work with the wireless network I have.



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:06 PM

Yes, they would work. 



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:59 PM

Ok I will look into it. thank you



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:00 PM

Acually one thing how would these plug into the pc



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:06 PM

Which one? The PCI-e card would plug into one of your PCI-e slots internally. The other two would plug into one of your rear USB ports.



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:18 PM

Ok duh that was a dum question.

But how cheap is to cheap  for something decent.



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:24 PM

If you want something cheap then I would say get one of these. It should work fine.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/802-11n-g-b-150Mbps-Mini-USB-WiFi-Wireless-Adapter-Network-LAN-Card-w-Antenna-/200755616792?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ebdf79c18

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-300Mbps-USB-Wireless-Adapter-WiFi-Lan-Network-Card-IEEE-802-11b-g-n-Antenna-/171419110464?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27e9600c40



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 10:37 AM

Ok just a question. Would a PCI or a usb adapter be better/faster?



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 10:50 AM

Either would have the same speed. The USB is more convenient but you lose one USB port. If you can afford to lose the USB port then go with the USB adapter. Be careful as the width of the adapter may actually take out two USB ports depending on how close they are.

 

If you have no problem removing the cover of the computer and installing a adapter card then go with the PCI-e card


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 10:52 AM

Ok I think I will do the pci. But is it the PCI x1 or PCI x16



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 11:03 AM

I am pretty sure it is PCI-e x1. PCI-e x16 is a longer slot for a graphics card. Look under the Expansion slot section here.

 

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01324212



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 11:16 AM

Oh yeah it is x1



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 11:27 AM

I would do some research on different PCI-e. Wireless cards. I linked to that one as a reference. You may find something that is cheaper and just as good.






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