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I just got a new laptop and I am wondering if anybody has any suggestions on a type of wireless card?
 

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Most new laptops already have wireless capability.

Start, Run, devmgmt.msc

Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?
 

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Sorry it took so long. I have 2 things, neither of which has those symbols:

-Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIS (NDIS 6.0)
-Realtek TRL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter

Any ideas?
 

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Well then that's definitely good news! I haven't messed around in the Device Manager too much, but the only things in there were the things I posted earlier:

-Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIS (NDIS 6.0)
-Realtek TRL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter

I can mess with those right now, but what is the BIOS?

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I just checked it out, and it seems to be picking up some network but it is asking for some password key. My current DSL box doesn't have an antennae, would I need that or no?
 

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If you don't have wireless capability on your router, you're seeing someone else's network. Next step is to buy a wireless router so you have the ability to use that wireless laptop. :smile:

Of course, the exact make/model of the modem and/or router would help a bunch here.
 

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Well I have a Westell, not sure of the exact model. I asked my friend and he said to call up Verizon (that's who I have DSL with) and ask for a new wireless modem/router. Good idea, or is there another way to do this?
 

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No, it doesn't have an antennae. I was looking at some of the models earlier today on Westell's site, and I noticed that was the one that I need. I am just not sure if I can grab a new one free from Verizon or if it will cost money.
 

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Yea I have the Westell 6100 Modem, but I can just call Verizon and request to order the Westell VersaLink Gateway?
 

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Well, I assumed it was now. :smile: OTOH, you are right, one of those rebates is to CompUSA, so I suspect the real price is $20 now. :grin:
 
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