wireless adapter instead of networking card

  nohardwareclue 10:35 AM 07 Jul 11
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A defect router fried the networking card on my laptop. Can I buy a wireless networking adapter and use instead of the networking card to get net access quickly? And if yes, what to do to disable networking card?

  onthelimit1 10:59 AM 07 Jul 11

Just buy a USB Wireless 'dongle', and plug and play.

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  mgmcc 11:08 AM 07 Jul 11

Yes, if you have a "wireless" router you can connect the Laptop to it with a USB Wireless Network Adapter. I use one of these with my Laptop.

"what to do to disable networking card?"

Go into the Network Connections folder ("Start > Run", type ncpa.cpl and click OK), right click the Local Area Conenction and select Disable.

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