Computer Network Tips : How to Connect Your Old Computer to WiFi Internet

Hi. I’m Jason Mac Genuis and today we’re going
to talk about networking old computers so they can get internet access. Older computers
are not going to have Firewire, USB or anything like that, but almost all Macs are going to
have an Ethernet port. So, there’s your answer. If you have your router you’ve got an Ethernet
port in the back of that, you connect that to your Mac, you’re done. If you have a PC
you have to get an NIC card or a NIC card; which is networking interface card and you
have to put that in; you basically have to open up your tower, if you have a tower. If
you have a PC you shouldn’t, but you do, if you do I’m OK with that. You’re going to input
your networking card, it’s a PCI slot basically that you’re going to use and that’s going
to allow you to have a jack for an Ethernet cable, because you already have your router,
which you’ve chosen. You’ve already got your modem hooked up to your router to allow internet
access, so all you need is Ethernet access. If you can get Ethernet on your old computer
you’ve got internet access. I’m Jason and that’s how you connect an older computer to
get internet access. Thanks.

7 thoughts on “Computer Network Tips : How to Connect Your Old Computer to WiFi Internet

  1. How do you connect a normal PC with USB slots to wireless internet? We have windows vista. I am just wondering if you need to add something to the computer for it to be able to connect to Wireless or if it can just do it by itself.

  2. anyone, i have a old computer,and since i got hand wiht the iphone i started to think i need a wifi connection,so the prob is i think my pc is not wifi enabled,so what will i have to buy a router or a usb adapter?,any suggestion would be great

  3. i can i just say one thing it says connecting an old computer to wifi but once you use a ethernet cable its wired :L:L:L

  4. @icudnotask4m0re

    I suggest, if you do most of your surfing and things on your iphone, look for a cheap dial-up plan or Frontier. I reccoment Dial Up if you don't use your home phone so it doesn't go to waste. But if you do, stick with Frontier or HughesNet.

  5. And this has nothing to do with WIFI. WIFI and Ethernet are two completely different things. You also left out the part where you need to enter the DHCP router address into the computer

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