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    Who says you can't use a 12 year old computer for something?  I got a USB 2.0 PCI card for my old HP Pavilion desktop, so I could connect a USB Wireless adapter to it.  Using the MyWiFi hotspot capability of my Intel 6235 in my Acer Aspire laptop I can get the HP to connect using wireless.  Then using VNC or Remote Desktop, I can log in.  Plus I can share the 40 Gb drive in the HP and store music & video there.  So, the HP has become a media center of sorts. :)  Now if I can find a larger IDE drive that still works, I could give it a little more space. 
    Amazingly, it all works pretty well except that MyWiFi insists on using channel 10 which is in use by one of my routers. :)  So, I have to sometimes disable and then re-enable hotspot to get the HP to connect.

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