[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2511930]Not really, but now we know the pc details: Dell Dimension 2400 Pentium 4 Celeron machine.
Latest bios update came out in 2003, so my best guess is that this pc is at least 7 years old. Yep, shipped out August 8, 2003.
This system has no pci express, just small pci cards. The USB on this machine probaly does not exceed version 1.0, so i highly recommend getting a wireless PCI network interface card.[/QUOTE]
I am getting conflicting advice which is a little confusing, one poster told me this;
Originally Posted by DiiZzY
Get a PCI card (11n) it’s much better in all ways.
then another poster replied to the other poster’s advice;
Be careful which 11n PCI model to choose. Many of them do not perform any better (and some may perform worse) than a USB dongle out of the box. This is due to their stock antenna setup: Typically, they are too close to the card itself, which in turn are stuck at the back of the computer contending with the mass of wires located there. These PCI cards do require the purchase of an extra-cost external top-mounted antenna just to perform well.
Second, so many of the PCI cards use Ralink chipsets, which perform worse than Atheros or Marvell chipsets.
yet another poster told me I could use a usb adapter if; the DSL & wi fi router is right near the computer & all the wires coming out of the back of the computer will act as a sort of antenna. And that the cords coming out of the back could actually interfere with a pci card.
some are saying a pci card, others are saying a usb adapter, the apple support I called told me a usb adapter. I have been through quite alot with this machine, a meltdown of it’s first hard drive after trying to install windows service pack 3. Since then a new hard drive has been put in it. I am a little reluctant to open it up & place a card in, it seems delicate now, it is working fine right now, & I dont want to disturb it too much. As it is the only computer in the hopuse so far. But if a internal card is best, I will do it.
Can you link me up to some good ones that would work with the pc? from what you have looked up about it, are there any new drivers for it?
so you are saying it is usb 1.0? I have been using usb 2.0 external hard drives & thumb drives with it.