bert52a 18:03 05 Sep 2006

how can i tell if my laptop has what it needs for wireless setupwireless

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:15 05 Sep 2006

My computer - right click -properties - hardware- Device manager

your wireless card should show up in there click the + s to expand.

  ade.h 19:07 05 Sep 2006

Under network adapters.

  bert52a 15:50 10 Sep 2006

under network adapters what should it say?

  ade.h 15:59 10 Sep 2006

Well that would depend entirely on your network adapter.

  Taff™ 16:06 10 Sep 2006

It will mention "Wireless" something like "Intel" or "802.11b/g" if it just says something about "10/100" adapter you`ve probably not got wireless in the laptop but that can be sorted for £20!

Tell us your Make and Model of Laptop and we`ll check it out for you.

  bert52a 16:08 10 Sep 2006

Dell inspiron 1000.Windows xp home

  Taff™ 19:53 10 Sep 2006

click here for the manual. If it is an Inspiron 1000 and not a more recent model you will need a USB Wireless adapter click here and, unless you already have one a wireless router/modem to connect to a broadband connection.

You need to give us a little more information about how you want to use a wireless connection. Who is the service provider for example and is this for your home connection?

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