Hello one & all I am newbie to wireless networking & need some help
I recently just bought an apple airport extreme router, & want to set up a wireless network for a PC, an ipod touch & later a macbook pro laptop.
Right now, I have a dell PC in the kitchen, that I got in 2003, it has an integrated Ethernet thing inside it. It has a wired connection with a DSL modem. It runs windows xp home service pack 2. I have been advised to update to service pack 3, but I will not do it; the last time I tried to update, it killed my hard drive, I had to do a complete restoration of the computer, & buy a new hard drive. It was difficult & it works now, so I dont want to disturb that part of it.
I tried to hook up the airport extreme to my modem with the ethernet cable, but it could not connect to the internet.
I contacted apple support, & they told me my pc was not wireless capable, & I needed a usb wifi adapter.
So now I am looking for a usb adapter. Which one should I get? there are so many. I see some that are for windows, do I need to get a cross platform one? is there one that is both mac & windows? does it matter which brand or type? I just want one that is the most compatible & will bring in a good strong signal, I need the internet for my online classes.