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Wireless Card?

By minddoctor_me ·
Hi,
I am currently wanting to go wireless with my internet. I have a toshiba satellite laptop & I *think* it has a wireless card in it. Yet how do I tell? I know I have bluetooth but I'm not sure what the difference is between bluetooth & wireless???

Thanks for you help!

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by saihib In reply to Wireless Card?

Go to Toshiba's website and look up your model number, it will tell you the features. Bluetooth and wireless (802.11x) are not the same thing. I don't know of any Toshiba laptops that support bluetooth. Try looking in Device Manager under Network Adapters for a clue.

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by gregross In reply to Wireless Card?

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that is seperate from the Wi-Fi 802.11 technology that exists. Unless you have wireless built into the LCD it is unlikely that the laptop has wireless connection capability.

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by mbr In reply to Wireless Card?

you need a wireless PCMCIA card and an acces poitn, Linksys makes some good ones. install is really easy just follow the instructions that come with the product. As for bluetooth I would just Ignore it, it's not that great.

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by Michael J In reply to Wireless Card?

MBR has it on the head....

PCMCIA (aka PCcard) 802.11x setups are a snap to install on MOST OS's.

The cool part is, you can also see about a combo-card: The PCMCIA that comes with a PCI card for your desktop comp too!

Good Luck!

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