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Can I get wifi on this laptop?


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#1 blumps

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:05 AM

Here is an old laptop my brother gave me. I am wondering if I can get wifi access with this and any card or usb adapter you'd recommend. I just wanna surf the net with it from another room.


SONY VAIO-PCG-962A

CPU: AMD Mobile Duron 800MHz
Memory Type: PC100 100MHz SDRAM
Standard Memory: 64MB, 128MB (removable)
Max Memory: 256MB
Memory Expansion Slots: 2 Sockets
Memory Size: 144 pin
PC Card Slots: Two Type I,II or One Type III PC Card Slot - 16/32-bit CardBus
USB Ports: Two USB 1.1 Compliant Ports
Firewire Ports: One 4-pin IEEE-1394 Firewire / I.Link Port
Card Reader: None
Original Hard Drive(s): 10.0GB, 12.0GB, 15.0GB, 20.0GB, 30.0GB, 40.0GB 4200RPM ATA
Original Optical Drives: 24X CD-ROM , DVD-ROM

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#2 Keithuk

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:00 AM

Welcome to BP.

The are USB WiFi dongles but you only have 2 USB port if you Google them. They must be suitable for Win98/ME which you don't say which your using I would go for 802.11n rather than 802.11b or 802.11g. Just email all sellers to make sure they guarantee it works with Win9x/ME.

I can't recommend any at my Vista laptop is in built. I'm having trouble finding a PCI WiFi card for my old computer WinME as very few are compatible with Win98/ME.

You might say I should use a USB dongle so I bought a 5 port USB PCI card thats WinME compatible but I plug that in and the computer won't even startup. I unplug it and it starts I plug it in once started and it locks the computer. I've check the BIOS settings and I don't see anything to change. I've had PCI modems and PCI LAN cards plugged in and it starts up ok.

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#3 marklouis1

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:41 AM

Thanks.




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