Bit of help in buying a laptop

  wobblymike 19:09 01 Feb 2006
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I'm going to buy a laptop via e bay - I want to connect it wirelessly to my desktop to share my broadband connection. I know how to set the desktop up but I just want to make sure of what I need for the laptop. As I understand it I need a pcmcia card installed in the laptop - is that it?

  Diodorus Siculus 19:14 01 Feb 2006

Yes, or you can use a USB adaptor. The PCMCIA card is more tidy; the USB one is easier to position.

  woodchip 19:14 01 Feb 2006

WHY e-bay???? You are asking for trouble.

  wobblymike 19:17 01 Feb 2006

woodchip
why do you say that?

  woodchip 19:20 01 Feb 2006

How you going to get it sorted if it goes bang

  woodchip 19:22 01 Feb 2006

Checkout click here

  wobblymike 19:23 01 Feb 2006

ok

any other thoughts on wireless connectivity looks straightforward just a pcmcia card?

  Skills 19:23 01 Feb 2006

A good chance that the battery has seen better days as well fine if you intend to be near a plug socket but otherwise a new battery will set you back around a hundred squid.

Difficult to tell what condition its in and as woodchip pointed out no warrenty.

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