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possibly a dumb question(s)?

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Thread Starter 
I am admittedly a huge noob when it comes to networking and the likes of setting everything up.

I have a few questions.

1. I have two computers (laptop and netbook) that both supposedly have N wireless capabilities, yet when I configured my router to only allow N devices, they both won't connect. Why won't either of the two actually connect to the N signal so I can have speeds faster than 54mbps? And is there anyway to actually change the router back now that neither of the two will connect?

2. I am looking at a wireless card that is for laptops however I am wondering if I can install into my desktop if it is a mini PCI-e connection. Any advice?
The card is the Intel Ultimate N 633ANHMW found at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833106062

Thanks for any advice/answers
post #2 of 5
You can reset your router back to factory settings either by using the installation software on the supplied disc or by accessing the router's control panel through your internet browser by typing in the router's ip address (varies with different manufacturers). Since you cant connect to it wirelessly you will have to use an ethernet cable.

If you need a wireless card for a desktop why are you researching ones for a laptop?
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I'm buying one for my laptop as well. I just thought it would be convenient to use the same adapter in both if possible. I've never taken a look at the wireless cards in laptops carefully so I wasn't sure if the connections were compatible for desktops. I thought it might be like the PCI-e x1 that can still be used in the x16.

Sorry for the noob-ness, I've just always been wired and now that isn't a possibility after moving.
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You could use that mini PCI card shown from newegg in your PC. However, you would need to purchase a PCI to mini PCI adapter in order to mount it. It may be cheaper to just find a different card all together for your desktop.
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Agreed. Thanks for the help.

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