Adding a PCI Wireless Network Adapter to your computer couldn’t be easier these day. A lot of folks are too scared to open up their PC’s. But, don’t be. Installing a PCI card is a piece of cake.

The first thing you need to do is switch off and unplug your computer. Then you need to go ahead and open up your base unit. Simply remove the side panel, by removing the screws with a Phillips head screwdriver. Keep the screws in a safe place and try to remember where they all go.

When you’re opening up your computer be careful and take your time. The inside of your base unit is pretty delicate, so you don’t want to be heavy handed with this task.

PCI SlotsRemoving the side panel should give you enough access to the inside of you unit. You need to then locate your motherboard, this is where you’ll find your PCI slots. (see picture) The number of PCI card slots you have will depend on the make and model of your computer.

Once you have located these, remove a PCI slot cover by unscrewing the screw(s). You’ll no longer need the PCI controller cover, but keep it just in case. You then need to take your PCI or PCI-e Wireless Network Adapter and gently push it into the PCI card slot, and screw into place.

Once this is complete, you’ll need to replace the side panel, plug in and power up your PC. The last thing you’ll need to do is install the new drivers. Be sure to check the instructions on your PCI Network Adapter first. And that’s it. Done!

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