However, since you can’t plug a laptop antenna into the device, you have to use something. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. I recommend any wireless card that has the antennas seperate from the body of the card or USB plug and connected by a wire at least 4ft long. See here for a wireless bridge to link your desktop to your router using another wireless router: However, you’re running DSL, which means you should be able to plug your modem in at any telephone jack in your house. Do you reckon the USB antennas will be at least as capable as notebooks in receiving signals?

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If you absolutely have to use wireless, make sure to get a card or USB device that has a seperate antenna that you can place up and away from the actual computer unit so as to extend the range, remove it away from interfering and blocking things, and just generally make sure you have the best possible option.

I have an spare wireless router; Can I use it to connect to the main router and get the signal to feed the LAN card? This will allow you to set the antennas up and away from the computer and any other obstacles and to place them in a position where they’ll receive the best possible signal.

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sign up using Email and Password. Considering the ultra-small form factor, your best bet would nid to purchase a USB Wi-Fi antenna and use that to connect. Do you reckon the USB antennas will be at least as capable as notebooks in receiving signals? However, since you can’t plug a laptop antenna into the device, you have to use something.

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In order to use your spare wireless router, the device will need to support something called Bridging, which many routers either do not support, or doesn’t work even if they do support. Email Required, but never shown. Bigbio 3, 1 17 Super User works best with JavaScript enabled.

I don’t think most desktops come standard with wireless cards, but I could be wrong. Post as a guest Name. However, you’re running DSL, which means you should be able to plug your modem in at any telephone jack in your house.

Desktop wireless cards generally do not have anywhere near the same range as their laptop brethren. I recommend any wireless card that has the antennas seperate from the body of the card or USB plug and connected by a wire at least 4ft long.

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I use Ubuntu See here for a wireless bridge to link your desktop to your router using another wireless router: Sign up using Facebook. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy gs755, Privacy Policyand our Terms of Service. The details of the LAN card as you’ve written them do not specify any wireless device.

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So I am wondering whether the Dell’s LAN card is not wireless, and if so what can I do other than cabling my desktop to the router which is looong? This is usually because the antenna for the wireless radio nuc a laptop is able to run up inside of the screen, making it rather large and generally at least a foot or two away from anything that nuc block it.

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By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service nid, privacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Unfortunately there is no telephone jack in my floor. How to connect to wireless router using Dell Optiplex ? Most desktops do not come with wireless devices.

That’s why I’m looking for a wireless solution. Are you certain there are no nearer telephone jacks to your computer than the one you have your modem connected to now? Regarding your desire not to wire the connection: Your two options are: No, no USB antennas that I am aware of are as good as laptop antennas. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.