not too sure.......


Junior Member
Dec 9, 2007
i am not new too computers but i dont know enough to build one from the ground up.
my question is this: if i want to install a wireless router on my desktop what would i need to complete this and how much am i looking to spend? i have more question regarding other aspects of my computer but those are for as rainy day lol


Diamond Member
Apr 16, 2003
Not sure what you want to do here. You can connect a desktop to the router with just a cat5 cable between the n.i.c. in your computer and a lan port on the router.

If you want to connect wirelessly (is that a word?), you will need a wireless N.I.C. in the computer. This is usually a pci card or a usb dongle.

There seem to be deals all of the time on wireless G routers, often $10 or less AR. Look in "Hot Deals" too (or maybe FW?) for 88¢ wireless N.I.C.s AR. Cat5 cables can be had online for a couple of bucks.