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Joined: 13 Apr 2004, 22:03
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Location: Creuse (23) 35km north Limoges
Hi all,
I currently connect to the internet via a cable from my Orange livebox. All works well and I am very happy.

For various reasons I now need a wireless connection from my Livebox and my 5yr old desktop PC does not have wireless capability.

It seems I need a WiFi card or some sort of USB WiFi dongle. Is there any easy way to work out what sort of card I need, or would a plug in dongle be easier rather than take the PC apart to install a card.

Pros, cons and advice sought

Thanks - Tony

17 Apr 2010, 12:23

Joined: 22 Jul 2005, 11:27
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Location: Nottingham - Haute-Vienne, Limousin 87 & Europe
A dongle would be far easier as they just plug into a USB port, it is also the cheapest option :idea:

17 Apr 2010, 12:32
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Location: South Vienne/North Charente border
I recently got one that said it was OK with my Neufbox so you may find one that says specifically that it is good for a Livebox. I think Orange do their own one but that is probably dearer than any other that you can buy in an electronics shop.
Yes you could buy a card for your PC but that would mean taking the PC apart to fit it and of course getting the right card for you PC.

17 Apr 2010, 13:00
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The dongle is the cheapest method. You can buy a dongle at Carrefour or Darty for about 20 euros ~ maybe a bit more. I have used the NetGear dongle previously and it was very good.

I have also used a PCI card within one of my desktops. This was a good method but it did cost a bit more than the dongle. You must have a slot on your computer which is available. It's fairly easy to install, if you're able of taking the panel open.


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