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    corey111 Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 8, 2006, 02:50 PM
    Wireless pci card
    I was searching for this post but I couldn't find anything on the topic

    I know this is a stupid question and some of you might flame me for me, but I just ordered a laptop and forgot to put a wireless chip in it, as of now I do not need the wireless but I was wondering if it is still possible to hook it up to a wireless connection or would I have to get a whole new chip

    Thanks in advance
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    phillysteakandcheese Posts: 973, Reputation: 356
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    Feb 8, 2006, 03:05 PM
    You can easily get a Wifi PC Card to give your laptop wireless network connectivity.

    I'd suggest getting one that's a match to your Wireless Access Point - i.e. if you have a Lynksys router, get a Linksys PC Card adapter.
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    corey111 Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 8, 2006, 03:15 PM
    And then does that plug into the side of the computer or does it have to be installed internally
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    Fr_Chuck Posts: 81,301, Reputation: 7692

    Feb 8, 2006, 03:26 PM
    If your lap top does not have an internal wireless connector, you can buy one for about 40 bucks at Walmart that merely connects into the side of the laptop.
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    NeedKarma Posts: 10,635, Reputation: 1706
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    Feb 8, 2006, 04:06 PM
    In case you were wondering what one looked like:
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    ScottGem Posts: 64,966, Reputation: 6056
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    Feb 9, 2006, 07:43 AM
    There are two ways to go here. Either using a PCMCIA card like Need is showing or you can use an external USB adapter. Some USB adapters just stick out from your USB port. Others use a cable to an antenna.
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    Feb 15, 2006, 06:52 PM
    Get the 5.5db antenna that velcros to the notebook

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