just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 model 1551 laptop and noticed something different that I didn't see when researching laptops. For WLAN it's Intel Centrino Wireless-AC 3160 and Wireless Technology 802.11ac. I am not seeing a network port which I have always had before for our office machine. Does it pick up the network wirelessly then? I've always had our router connected to the office machine(via etnernet cord) and have wondered if that was necessary but never got around to checking it out(I have another machine hooked up to the router at the moment and maybe I don't need to do that?). I have not turned on the machine yet, just ran out of time and energy to set it up tonight. but was looking at the quick start guide just now.....
Am hoping this is just to new me and that I didn't make a mistake buying this laptop. Thanks for any help! appreciate it as always.
(I did look on another machine I was considering and didn't buy and saw that that one does have a network port but the WLAN is different(ethernet LAN) so maybe I guessed right on this new machine? that it will just pick up the network wirelessly.....it is returnable if I decide I don't like this set up)
Okay, Ms. Ignorant signing off
Edited by tobyo, 08 November 2015 - 11:27 PM.