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Wireless Setup - Where's the Wireless Adapter?


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#1 slubell

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:20 PM

I am setting up an older Dell C600 laptop. The hard drive had been formatted. I have installed XP but can't find the wireless modem to setup. I was able to activate the infrared port. The ethernet connection works. I'd appreciate help. Thanks, Scott

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:23 PM

The C600 has an internal antenna for wireless networking, and Dell offers, for an extra $199 (direct), an internal Mini-PCI 802.11b adapter. Unfortunately, that card needs to be plugged into the same slot as the wired Ethernet Mini-PCI adapter. So to toggle between wired and wireless networking, you'll have to use a PC Card for one of them.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:26 PM

Have you visited the Dell Download & Support site since the install of XP. Enter the requested information to find the needed drivers for your particular machine with XP.




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