High speed USB broadband for 10-year old PC

September 5, 2010 at 22:30:32
Specs: Home Windows XP
Hi I have just upgraded from dialup to wireless broadband. My computer is 10 yrs old, and doesn't have any hi speed usb ports to my knowledge. What do I need to operate broadband much more efficiently. It is slower than dialup now! I am very much a beginner so no tech speak.

Many thanks hitech illiterate Annie.

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September 5, 2010 at 23:53:02
My first choice would be an ethernet card that has drivers for the operating system currently installed.

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September 6, 2010 at 03:50:05
My question would be why wireless?

Wireless is not a hi-tech alternative to wired. It is a hi-teck solution to a situation that requires portability. As this is a PC, portability doesn't appear to be a consideration.

You would be far better of with an Ethernet card and a wired connection. Far more reliable, faster and would not tax a 10 year old computer.

Ethernet cards are not expensive at all. However a lot depends on what network hardware you have, Modem, router, etc.


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September 6, 2010 at 04:39:08
I presume by Wireless Broadband you mean 3G Broadband and the Service Provider has provided you a USB 3G Modem.

If that is the case you need to buy a PCI USB 2 Card:


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