Wireless compatible

  Kernow999 09:25 18 Nov 06
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Hi,
How can I check to see if my pc is wireless compatible? I am looking at getting a wireless broadband modem.
Thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 09:51 18 Nov 06

If you have XP SP2 it will be compatible by simply adding a wireless PCI card or USB adaptor if these are not already installed. In general PCs don't come with wireless capability.

  Kernow999 10:09 18 Nov 06

Is there anyway I can check on the pc to see if there is a PCI card?

  vinnyT 10:50 18 Nov 06

If you have a wireless card installed there will be a small antenna at the back of your pc. A few mobos now come with w/less as standard now and all have this antenna.

Hope this helps.

  Diodorus Siculus 10:51 18 Nov 06

Also check the device manager and see if it mentions wireless under lan connections.

  Kernow999 11:50 18 Nov 06

Only found 'bluetooth' under LAN connections. Looks like I may have to buy something.
Any suggestions on what and where?

  Diodorus Siculus 12:10 18 Nov 06

click here Something like this

  vinnyT 15:58 18 Nov 06

This link, click here, will take you to the Scan page for pci wireless adapters.

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