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Does the 1100 desk top require a wireless card?

I got a Belkin N150 wireless router to be used with my dell 1100 desk top. Half way thru the Belkin on screen set up directions, it says to locate and turn on the wireless antenna switch. I followed the "How to find the wireless antenna on and off switch" link from the help center, found it could be a switch on the computer, a key, or a combo of keys. Followed link to owner's manual and found nothing about a wireless antenna. Several searches in the manual's search box brought up nothing, not even using word search with "antenna" and then "wireless". Despite having followed a wireless antenna link that listed 1100 desk top among models with more info on wireless antennas, does in fact my 1100 desk top does not have an on/off switch, because it has no wireless antenna? Am I just missing something? Do I need a wireless card? I read post about internal modems, is that just for lap tops? If not, I am using an external modem and the router is hooked up to that.  

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Re: Does the 1100 desk top require a wireless card?

Hi,

Welcome to the community

Did you mean Dimension 1100? By Default there is no wireless adapter for this system. What you can do is to get a Wireless USB adapter (plug and play) instead of getting a wireless card (internal). See this link for more details ;

accessories.us.dell.com/.../productdetail.aspx

(This is just an example, there are lots of manufacturer who builts Wireless Adapter)

If you have a wireless adapter, plug it in to your desktop and setup should be like this ;

Hope this helps,

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