IS MY PC WIRELESS ENABLED?

  gcowboy 14:15 16 Aug 08
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I am a pc dunce in the UK!
I am about to sign up to a broadband package which requires wireless enabled pc. I do not have a little aerial sticking out and I still do not know if my pc is wireless enabled. I do not want to buy equipment which I do not need!

I have a DELL Inspiron 530

I checked my device manager which has ISATAP home showing with a yellow warning triangle. I understand that despite this it will function.

Can anybody please help me?

Many thanks in advance.

  Eric10 14:29 16 Aug 08

Desktop PCs (unlike laptops) don't usually have wireless adapters built in. You can get wireless adapters as PCI cards or as USB devices. click here for a selection of what is available.

Even if your broadband package includes a wireless router you can still plug into the router using an ethernet cable as the routers usually have 4 ethernet ports in addition to the wireless facility.

A little more information on the package you are looking at could be helpful.

  gcowboy 14:32 16 Aug 08

Thankyou for your response.
I am looking at Orange Broadband in the UK and they will sell me a wireless router as it is a requirement.
I guess I want to spend the least amount possible on a decent router.

  dawood 14:57 18 Aug 08

You can also take a look on this wireless network setup tutorial click here to understand more on how to bring up your wireless network later..

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