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Can't connect to the internet on my desktop PC. Absolutely no internet sources detected.

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Hi. I just signed up only to get help for this problem on an old tower. It is currently out of warranty.

I had this desktop as a gift from a family friend. We left it untouched for nearly two years. I asked my dad if I could move it to my room, and possibly have it be my primary computer. He let me do my stuff, and in just a few hours, it was set up, and reset to factory settings. One problem, though. I couldn't connect to the internet. There was absolutely no wireless connections detected, including mine. Now, this is strange, as the router is working just fine, with no problems. I tried to troubleshoot it, but nothing helped.

 

I just tried again before typing again. It says a wireless option is avaiable for connecting, but this is only said on the help center. On the setup, it only says Broadband or Dial-up. I have an ethernet cable, but it's downstairs, and the router is not upstairs with me.

 

Please help me with this. I really want this computer working.

 

~Clinton S.

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Can't connect to the internet on my desktop PC. Absolutely no internet sources detected.

That is a pretty ancient PC from 2008.

 

If you would like to use wifi, I highly recommend using either a usb dongle or a PCIe x1 wifi card. The PC was delivered with an ancient 56k winmodem. 

 

 

Your best and most economical bet would be a USB wifi dongle. You can pick one up  at a good price at just about any electronics store or even a Walmart.  All you need is one with a  802.11G or 802.11N specification. 

 

See the following webpage for some of both types that will work.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100158094%20600014287%2060001...

 

I do not recommend sinking very much $$$ or whichever currency you prefer into the PC. You should be able to procure the required  usb wifi dongle for under $30.00. 

 

The only difficult thing will be finding Windows Vista drivers, if you are actually using the original operating system.  

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