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Refurbished laptop -how to connect wirelessly


grandmat

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I have bought a refurbished Dell 610 for one of my grandchildren and the previous owner connected with a dongle. I want to connect to my own wireless network, but it keeps saying no wireless card(?) detected. How do I do this please (am an oldie so simple instructions if possible)

I am on BT Home Hub and have the BT Cd and wireless network key

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mgmcc

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If the previous owner connected with a dongle, then the Laptop doesn't have an internal Wireless Network Adapter. Have you also plugged in a dongle (USB Wireless Network Adapter) in order to connect to your wireless network?

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grandmat

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No havent got one - would you know how much they cost and what type I need?

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mgmcc

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Something like this should do the trick click here

I use one of these in a Laptop running Windows XP which doesn't have a built-in wireless adapter.

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grandmat

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Thank you for this.

Could I have a internal wireless adaptor fitted? or would the external usb adaptor be the cheapest solution?

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dms_05

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The dongle recommended would be the simplest and cheapest way achieve a Wireless connection.

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grandmat

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Many thanks for your answers and patience. Will purchase a dongle - but is the one highlighted in
mgmcc post the right one for a dell lattitude 610?

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mgmcc

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If the Laptop is running Windows XP, which I assume it is, then the adapter I suggested should be fine. The make of the Laptop isn't really significant.

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grandmat

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Thank you so much for all your help, will order one as its the best solution

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