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raysr 11-22-2005 08:09 PM

Dial-Up to DSL
I have and old Packard Bell 266 Box that I have been using Damnsmall on as a test box. I have Verizon Dsl on my main computer. What would I have to get to make a wireless system out of my old 266? Is there external dsl modems that will work with Damnsmall? I searched for some ide wireless cards but didn't see any. Saw lots of pci's. I have no idea what I need so any help would really be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

cuiq 11-22-2005 08:20 PM

You'll need a Verizon DSL wireless box, if you have this already, then you need a pci wireless card for your Packard Bell system or you can get an Ethernet card and connect it directly (wired) to your Verizon box.

My mom has Verizon DSL she called and requested their wireless router which has more Ethernet ports than the standard Westell box that they usually send. They sent this for free, so maybe they will send you a wireless router for free also.

Peace V

raysr 11-22-2005 08:55 PM

A pci wireless card won't work will it? I have ide sockets. The Verizon DSL router has an ethernet port which I use on my dsl box plus a usb port which is not in use.

cuiq 11-22-2005 09:13 PM

Do you mean you have ISA slots? Are you saying that you have no PCI slots? If this is the case then the only way I see this working is for you to get yourself a ISA Ethernet card (you can buy these used at many online stores) and sharing you internet connection with the first computer, which needs to have two nic cards installed for this to work. This may be your cheapest route.


Get yourself a router with multiple nic ports, plug your modem into the router, then plug each computer into the router. Router's are also relatively cheap these days.

Either way your going to need a nic card for that Packard Bell computer

Peace V

raysr 11-22-2005 09:35 PM

ISA is what I meant. Thanks. So I can't have the old computer wireless? I have to run a wire to it? Forgive my lack of knowledge on this but I haven't done it before.

cuiq 11-23-2005 06:57 AM

That's exactly what you'll have to do.

Peace V

raysr 11-23-2005 01:21 PM

Thanks for the help.

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