Solved Upgrade a older Home PC to wireless Tags: Wireless Wireless Router Wireless Networking Last response: November 19, 2010 3:58 PM in Wireless Networking Share bmlocal175 November 17, 2010 8:16:44 PM Had to move my modem and wireless router to the basement. I have a PC wired to that setup in the basement and have a laptop we use in the kitchen via wireless. I have another PC upstairs that I would also like to access the internet. The router is a NetGear and the PC is a older Gateway 700xl I think. What kind of adapter would I need to make this happen? Two story house and router is in basement. Didn't know if I needed something stronger to span that distance. More about : upgrade older home wireless | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Emerald Wireless Master November 17, 2010 8:45:50 PM have you tried to test the signal strength on the second floor? I would buy a PCI wireless network card | Report abuse bmlocal175 November 18, 2010 1:41:26 AM I can bring the laptop up to check signal. Any card will do or is there better ones then others? | Report abuse Emerald Wireless Master November 18, 2010 2:59:32 AM What type of router do you have? | Report abuse Related ressources First timer looking to tackle a Home Theater PC - Forum Solid State Drive in a older PC ? - Forum Win 7 64 home premium will not work with wireless feature of Epson projector? - Forum Upgrading an older PC , ANY ideas welcome!! - Forum Building a PC for XP to run older games ($500-600) - Forum Ask the community Publish bmlocal175 November 18, 2010 5:19:53 PM Its a Netgear WGR614 v6 | Report abuse Emerald Wireless Master November 18, 2010 6:02:35 PM did you have a chance to test the signal upstairs? reason I am asking to see if you need a repeater or a new router here is a NIC I would buy especially with the extra antennas it currently comes with. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... | Report abuse bmlocal175 November 18, 2010 9:06:25 PM I'm in the room upstairs now with the laptop and I still have full strength. So it seems the signal won't be a problem. Can I save some money getting one with less antennas or isn't it that much less? If I could go with less could you point me to one on newegg? | Report abuse Best solution Emerald Wireless Master November 18, 2010 9:43:50 PM Don't get a NIC with fixed antennas, in case you have signal problems, you cannot add a booster antenna. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... By the way try to run the NIC without the supplied software first (only install drivers). Should you have problems use the software. | Report abuse bmlocal175 November 19, 2010 3:58:25 PM Best answer selected by bmlocal175. | Report abuse bmlocal175 November 19, 2010 3:58:53 PM TY...Ordered | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Wireless Networking>Upgrade a older Home PC to wireless> Related ressources: ForumNeed Advice -$1000 Gaming PC and an Upgrade to an Older System ForumUpgrading Wireless Network with many devices connected ForumLooking for GPU upgrade for older CPU in socket 939 ForumUpgrading Older PC - Help Pls ForumUpgrading - Budget Range is $300 - $400. Upgrading my older PC . ForumHome office network/LAN woes ForumRunning older games on newer pc ForumHelp me decide BEST wireless router for home (3 PCs, wifi, etc.) ForumWireless adapter for older Dell ForumUpgrade or replace older whitebox PC ? ForumFolding@ Home : THGC Needs You -Team 40051 ForumBest wireless network card for my router? ForumWireless setup ForumConnecting and disconnecting wireless network ForumHow to connect wireless router as a bridge More resources Read discussions in other Wireless Networking categories Configuration Security Connectivity !