wireless to LAN connection

  Systemaxpc 17:57 22 Oct 08
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My son has a three year old MESH tower computer which he wants to take to University. Although the computer has wireless capability that works well enough at home it needs a LAN connection at the University. The problem is the computers LAN connection does not work, if we plug the LAN lead in it just recycles Windows constantly. According to MESH I need a new Motherboard as that is where the LAN circuitry is.
I was woundering is it possible to get a form of wireless Modem that we can plug into the LAN socket at the University that can talk to the MESH computer?

  setecio 18:45 22 Oct 08

You should be able to disable the onboard LAN port in the BIOS and then install a pci ethernet card.

  mgmcc 20:13 22 Oct 08

<<<< I was wondering is it possible to get a form of wireless Modem that we can plug into the LAN socket at the University that can talk to the MESH computer? >>>>

You could actually plug a "Wireless Access Point" or a wireless "Cable/DSL Router" into the university's LAN port and connect to that, although a PCI or USB "wired" ethernet adapter would be a less expensive option.

  Systemaxpc 17:23 23 Oct 08

Disabling the onboard LAN and installing a PCI ethernet card cured the problem.

Thanks for your assistance.........

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