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Network cable unplugged

by oldronruns / May 11, 2013 12:52 AM PDT

I have an old ASUSTEK Computer with windows xp home edition that has lost its ability to connect to wifi. It no longer shows available wifi connections and instead says a network cable is disconnected. I have spent hours on the internet trying to fix the problem to no avail. I am wondering if I can just buy a new usb network adapter to connect to wifi or do I need to install a new adapter to the computer? Any help would be appreciated.

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You can buy a USB network adapter for WiFi
by wpgwpg / May 11, 2013 1:37 AM PDT

I've bought USB adapters for as little as $10, although you can pay a lot more too. The $10 Tenda ones seem to work every bit as well as the more expensive ones, so I'd go for the less expensive ones. If your computer is a desktop, you could buy a PCI or PCIe card and use that for WiFi as well.
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Good luck.

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Thanks
by oldronruns / May 11, 2013 6:51 AM PDT

Sounds too simple but I will surely try it. This is a mini computer which is seldom used but comes in handy when we go on a trip. I see adapters are available on ebay for less than $10. Anything else I should know before I buy one? Thanks.

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It is simple - here's one I've had good luck with
by wpgwpg / May 11, 2013 10:24 AM PDT
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