Is there a Wireless specification for lap tops

  gel 07:33 10 Jul 2012
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Hello Is there a wireless specification for lap tops and printers etc What is it and how can I check my old lap top Thank you gel

  Batch 08:51 10 Jul 2012

Click here (wikipedia) for standards

  mgmcc 08:52 10 Jul 2012
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All wireless devices conform to one or more of the standard protocols - 802.11b (11Mbps), 802.11g (54Mbps) or 802.11n (150/300Mbps). The higher rated hardware is backward compatible with earlier standards, although 802.11b is effectively obsolete now.

As you say it is an "old laptop" and if it does have a Wireless Network Adapter installed, it will most probably be 802.11g. If it doesn't have a WiFi adapter installed, you can simply plug a USB one in.

  gel 09:06 10 Jul 2012

Thank you very much for your comments which are very helpful gel

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