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deask99
Copper

does my PC have WiFi capability?

Hi - how do I find out if my PC can connect to wifi rather than with a cable?  And if it cannot now, can I download an update to enable wifi?

 

thanks

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ieee488
Diamond

Re: does my PC have WiFi capability?

Let me see, if I can with my telepathic abilities see your PC and tell you the answer.

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Sorry, no telepathic abilities, no picture is coming through.....

 

 

Re: does my PC have WiFi capability?

Go into control panel and click on system. Go into device manager and click on the plus sign next to network adapters. Tell us what you have listed there. If you have a wifi adapter listed there then you can connect to wifi, but you will need access to a router to be able to connect. You need to tell us what operating system you have so we can assist you and what model computer you have.

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deask99
Copper

Re: does my PC have WiFi capability?

Hi - thanks for the reply

 

The Network Adapter listed is : Broadcom Netlink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet,  I assume this is not a wifi adapter?

 

The OS is Windows 7 Home Premium

 

The model is an Inspiron 570, 64 bit, AMD Anthlon(tm) IIX3 435 Processor

 

is that the right info?  Can I make it wifi compatable?

 

Thx!

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Re: does my PC have WiFi capability?

Yes you can make it wifi compatible. You can purchase a wireless network card or easier you can purchase a wireless usb adapter ie made by linksys.. But you would still need a wireless router to make it work in your home. You connect your modem to the the wireless router that would in turn send the wireless signal to the wireless usb adapter plugged into your computer.

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Re: does my PC have WiFi capability?

Oh yes that is the right information. What you have listed is a regular network adapter. You currently do not have a wireless network adapter and would have to purchase one.

Sam

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llongac
Copper

Re: does my PC have WiFi capability?

I have a Dell E521 computer.  When I go into the control panel, there is no system to click on

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llongac
Copper

Re: does my PC have WiFi capability?

I would like to know if I have Wifi on my computer.  I went into the control panel system, but it does not show device manager on my computer.  I have a Dell E521 computer

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Re: does my PC have WiFi capability?

Hi llongac,

Follow below steps to check if the computer has wireless card.

Step 1:

Open the "Start" menu and click "Control Panel."

Step 2:

Type "Device Manager" in the search bar at the top right of the screen, then click the "Device Manager" heading that appears in the search results.

Step 3:

Click the "+" symbol next to your desktop's name, and again next to "Network adapters."

Step 4:

Click on the plus symbol to expand that category. Find WiFi Adapter which means that the computer has wireless connection on your computer.

If it does not show up in Device manager, there is no Wireless card on the computer.

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I would review your account and check if the wireless card was shipped with the computer.

Kindly let me know the status.

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arock01
Copper

Re: does my PC have WiFi capability?

It says: Intel(R)82562V 10/100 Network Connection. I have a Gateway model: GM5424 with Windows Vista Ultimate. Is this a wireless card or do I need to buy one?
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