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#1 txishome


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Posted 22 August 2006 - 08:49 PM

[b]Could someone please tell me if it's difficult to install a wireless card into my desktop? I've never done anything like that before...

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 09:12 PM

No. It's not difficult. First, you need to check inside your computer to see if there is a place to put the wireless card. You need a free slot, and you're good to go. There are some tedious rules to follow: Do not touch anything inside the case while it's plugged in. (Not enough to just turn it off. ATX motherboards are always powered when plugged in.) Do not open the box and get out the card until you have discharged static electricity from your body. Touch the metal frame of the computer case first. Then, don't be shuffling around on a carpet.

It's usually easier to install a card with the case laying flat. Take off the back plate screw, line the card up carefully, press and wiggle it into place. Replace the screw. Attach the antenna.

Make sure to read the directions that come with the card - you probably need to do things in a specific order. You probably need to install the software after you install the card, but don't take it for granted.

Once installed, follow the directions to find the router and connect to it. It's a bit different for each brand.

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