I have a dell dimension pc I bought in 2003, & it’s service tag is 20WZ831, I want to set up a wireless network with an apple airport extreme, some one asked me to share the tag number to help me see if I just need to download some drivers for it or whether I need to go & buy a usb wifi adapter or PCI card. The computer is running windows xp home edition service pack 2. I will not update to service pack 3, the last time I did it I had to replace the hard drive., with a complete restore of the pc.
I googled how to see if ones computer is wi fi ready, & I went into start>control panel>network connections > & there is my Ethernet integrated broad com connection, I notice in the control panel section there is a wireless setup wizard option among all the other options along with the network connections.
from this can anybody tell me if I need a wifi card or usb dongle external wifi adapter?