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By frawes ·
The neophyte says how can I tell if I already have a wireless network card installed on my PC

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Right-click 'My Computer'

by CharlieSpencer In reply to frawes

Click on Properties.
Click on Hardware.
Click on Device Manager
Double-click 'Network Adapters'
Look for a device with the word 'wireless' in the name.

If it's a desktop, the odds are excellent you do not have a wireless network card. If it's a laptop made within the last five years, odds are pretty good you have one.

In the future, use the 'Ask a Question' button. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution.

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