Wireless dongle for dell inspiron 1150

  skaboy 17:24 27 May 2008

Hi all,

We have a wireless router at home (Virgin Media cable, 20MB: capable of 54MB) and the main PC is our home-based desktop.

I have an old laptop at work, which I'd like to take home and connect to our network but it's not wi-fi enabled. So, I'd like advice on the best dongle please.

The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1150 running Windows XP (professional I believe). It has two USB ports (not sure if they're USB 2 though) and a PCMCIA slot.

A reasonably priced adaptor is what I'm looking for and preferably from somewhere accessible from where I am; i.e Maplin.

Many thanks in advance.

  ambra4 19:10 27 May 2008

Look at using a PCMCIA card seeing that there is only 2 USB ports

D-Link Wireless 54Mbps PC Card

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Or choose from these

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  skaboy 19:34 27 May 2008

Many thanks,

There's a Maplin just up the road from me: do they do anything similar / suitable? I searched for D-link and they don't carry them.

Thanks again.

  ambra4 19:45 27 May 2008

Walk with the laptop and check out the type that they have as I am sure they will be able to advise you on the best one

  skaboy 14:03 28 May 2008

Thanks ambra4,

I took the laptop into Maplin as you suggested and they advised a range of PCMCIA cards. I got a Belkin one for £24.99 and it was installed and running within five minutes.

Thanks again!

  ambra4 15:13 28 May 2008

Glad to be of help


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