wirlesss enabled??

  drdeath 13:05 09 Mar 2006
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How do i find out what card i need to enable my laptop to be 'wirless enabled'? any help appreciated thank you.

  rmcqua 13:20 09 Mar 2006

What kind of laptop do you have?

  drdeath 13:25 09 Mar 2006

i have a packard bell versa e400 .. many thanks

  rmcqua 13:38 09 Mar 2006

I'm afraid that I can't find much information on this model, but I did find a reference to it being a "wireless Celeron" which suggests that it has a built in wireless card, in which case you shouldn't need anything else. Just check in control panel > system > hardware > device manager > network adapters, that your wireless network adapter is listed and is shown as "working correctly".

  drdeath 13:57 09 Mar 2006

Ok in device manager-network adapters- it lists 'SIS900 based pci fast ethernet adapter' ??

  ade.h 14:01 09 Mar 2006

That's an Ethernet adapter; not Wireless LAN, but wired LAN.

  drdeath 14:01 09 Mar 2006

what does this mean please??

  ade.h 14:15 09 Mar 2006

It means that the adapter in question is not for use with wireless networks.

LAN = Local Area Network.

  rmcqua 15:30 09 Mar 2006

OK, sounds like you do not have a wireless card, in which case you will need to obtain a PCMCIA wireless card to fit in your PCMCIA slot.
For instance:
click here

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