network card question

  rosie12 15:59 09 Jan 06

Hi, I am about to get broadband and I want a wireless connection. BT have told me that I need to have a wireless card already in my comp. how can I find out if I have one installed. I have looked in device manager, and listed there under "network adapters" is Intel PRO?100 VE Network connection. Does this mean I have a network card installed?

  PaulB2005 16:04 09 Jan 06

Looks like it but look for a port like click here on the back of the PC. Note the symbol and that it is bigger than a modem port.

  DieSse 16:06 09 Jan 06

*Does this mean I have a network card installed?*

Yes - but that's the facility for a wired connection.

Wireless adapters come on several forms - plug-in cards, and USB adapters - and for laptops plug-in PCCards.

Do you have a laptop or a desktop? - and are you sure you want/need a wired connection or a wireless one?

  Mr Mistoffelees 16:13 09 Jan 06

If it is convenient for you to use a wired connection, then do. It will be much easier to setup.

  rosie12 16:17 09 Jan 06

Hi, I have a desktop computer and I just thought that it would be more convenient to go wireless so that the computer doesn't always have to be next to the phone socket. I am also going to buy a laptop that I can use upstairs etc. and share the broadband connection.

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