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ckristoff 13 994 Wales
8 Mar 2009 1:08PM
Hello friends,

can any PC expert on here advise me if there is such a cable, or adapter, that will enable me to connect my Dell pc to my Netgear router?

The problem is that the yellow broadband cable that fits the pc I'm using now, won't fit the internet coonection on my Dell, which obviously was using a dial-up connection in the past.

Or as usual, am I missing something?

I would like to use the Dell PC for photography and important stuff, while using my current one for messing around on. I do have an external hard-drive 500GB, also in use.

Cheers, Frank.

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User_Removed 9 694 3 Scotland
8 Mar 2009 1:26PM
It must be a very old machine not to have a network port. Are you sure there is not one in the connection area where the mouse /kbd/usb connections are located ?. You can buy an addon card but you need to determine which connection system is used on the Dell motherboard.

Best way is to type the model number into google and see what turns up. If you have a manual for the Dell it should cover this information.

If you get stuck just post back here.
ckristoff 13 994 Wales
8 Mar 2009 1:34PM

thanks for your reply, friend. I'll try again.

ckristoff 13 994 Wales
9 Mar 2009 7:38PM
Hello Chris,

my Dell doesn't have a network port.

I'll have to get my son to sort it out.

Thanks for your help, Frank.
Bridgelayer 11 623 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 8:25PM
It sounds like you need to fit an Ethernet card to your Dell. They cost about a tenner from PC World and just slot into your MoBo. The old fitting yours will have will be the Modem, by the sound of it.
An alternative would be to get a USB Netgear adapter which will cost a bit more, prob about 20.

User_Removed 9 694 3 Scotland
9 Mar 2009 9:35PM
Chances are the motherboard is so old it may not use PCI connections so an ISA card is needed. Probably help if ckristoff told us the Dell model number.

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