Can this laptop access the internet wirelessly?

  VNAM75 22:09 20 Jul 2009
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I need it to be able to pick up the internet signal from a wireless router. Which part of the spec enables it to do this (if it has it)?

And, is this a good value laptop for £330? (Not needed for games)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:14 20 Jul 2009

HP 550 Specifications

Dimensions (WxDxH): 35.8 cm x 26.7 cm x 3.2 cm
Weight: 2.5 kg
Built-in Devices: Speaker, wireless LAN aerial
Processor: Intel Celeron M 530 / 1.73 GHz
Cache Memory: 1 MB - L2 Cache
RAM: 1 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR2 SDRAM - 667 MHz ( 1 x 1 GB )
Card Reader: Yes
Hard Drive: 120 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Optical Storage: DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM with LightScribe Technology
Display: 15.4? TFT 1280 x 800 ( WXGA ) - BrightView
Graphics Controller: Intel GMA X3100
Networking: Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Wireless NIC: Broadcom 4311BG
Input Device: Keyboard, touchpad
Battery: Lithium Ion
Run Time (Up To): 4.5 hour(s)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic

  cream. 22:16 20 Jul 2009

Intel a/b/g, Broadcom 802.11 b/g is the wireless adapter.
from click here

  VNAM75 22:17 20 Jul 2009

Fruit Bat /\0/\, I don't understand? Those specs are different to the one in the link.

  VNAM75 22:19 20 Jul 2009

cream, thanks.

  Quiet Life 22:35 20 Jul 2009

VNAM75 The link that you give shows the laptop as :
HP 550 Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo T5670 1.8GHz, 160GB HDD, 2GB RAM, 15.4" BrightView TFT, DVD±RW Lightscribe Writer, Bluetooth, SD Card Slot, Vista Home Premium, Office Ready (60 day trial or 25 uses)*Free Cloud Wi-Fi*

This is not a Celeron which are cheap and cheerfull but a but a pretty good Core 2 Duo with 2mb level two cash. Also with Vista Home Premium not Basic. A bit over 2years ago it would be selling for about £700 so it is pretty good for that price.

  VNAM75 23:23 20 Jul 2009

Quiet Life, thanks. It does seem a very good spec, better than the dell and pc world ones I checked.

  woodchip 23:24 20 Jul 2009

under Networking, WLAN stands for Wireless Lan.

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