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i am soon to be purchasing and installing a wireless card in my workshop pc and wondered if you could give me some pointers on which type to get etc , and any istallation tricks or problems i may come across , the sytem i have is a m621 acer running on xp pro ! i am currently running on a dongle at the moment , would a internal be benfical ? would it improve performance etc

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Re: installing a wireless card

i am currently running on a dongle at the moment , would a internal be benfical ? would it improve performance etc
it may do - but whats the signal like on the dongle - does it have a cable so you can reposition to improve signal - whats the make and model ?

you may be better off with a USB extension cord to move the USB adapter around

A PCI will have an aerial on the back and if the signal is very poor there , may not help you


lets see an xirrus screen shot

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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

Xirrus: The Leader in High Performance Wi-Fi - Advanced IT Wi-Fi Networking Tools
Direct link to the program is here Xirrus: The Leader in High Performance Wi-Fi - Advanced IT Wi-Fi Networking Tools
Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
Full details are here TSG Posting a Screenshot - TSG Library of Knowledge

Note:
For a reliable (or robust as the Xirrus user guide says) wireless connection you need a signal of about -70 dBm or better.
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Re: installing a wireless card

thanks will post shortly !! its not causeing me problem my belkin g wireless network adapter it just something i thought about doing if it would improve the overall performance of my system !! well i shall post the screen shots and see wots wot ?
 
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