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is my Win XP PC wifi enabled?


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#1 Paulrenno

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:19 PM

I run a laptop which is wifi without any problems, but i was wondering how to find out if my old Win XP PC is wireless enabled. Currently I run a yellow (ethernet?) wire from the router to the PC.

I R/C Properties on Network Connections and there was 'Internet Gateway' and 'LAN or high speed internet' but nothing to do with wireless.

Perhaps its too old but I would like to know, and if it has, how to set it up to use without the yellow lead.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:23 PM

You can take a look at the original specs...or simply go to Device Manager.

If there is no entry indicating wireless capability and no yellow markings to indicate that a device needs drivers...the system doesn't have that capability.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:14 AM

What am I looking for in Devise Manager? is it Network Adapters?
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:09 AM

I would think that it would clearly indicate that it's a wireless connection/capability, as opposed to just LAN, which indicates a wired connection capability.

Yes, it should be under Network Adapters, IMO. That's where it is on my seldom-used laptop, with the driver installed.

If no driver is installed, but the capability exists...you should have an item in Device Manager with a yellow question mark, indicating that a driver needs to be installed.

You might also check your BIOS options because...if it is disabled in the BIOS settings, it will not appear under Device Manager.

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Edited by hamluis, 30 October 2012 - 06:10 AM.


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:34 AM

Ok thanks Louis for your help. It doesnt appear that it is Wifi enabled.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:47 AM

:thumbup2: , you are welcome :).

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