Thread: Going Wireless
May 3rd, 2009, 09:06 AM #1
The Mother-in-Law has a Compaq Presario M2000 laptop. Win XP sp3.
Have just upgraded the memory from 256 to 1Gig.
In the next compartment is a space ( i think ) for a wireless network card.
She has a wireless router, but has to use it wired as there is no wireless card in it. It's quite old ( about 5-6 years )
A couple of questions....
1...If i get a wireless card would the antennae already be in the laptop, or would i have to put that in also?
2...Would it work just as well with a PCMCIA card? Also can the PCMCIA card be left in there permanently?
May 3rd, 2009, 09:18 AM #2
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1) You can purchase an internal wireless card that will give the laptop wireless. The wireless card is usually installed on the bottom of the laptop. Here is an example of one that supposedly is designed for the laptop
Compaq Presario M2000 Wireless PCI WiFi Card - eBay (item 260388485697 end time May-04-09 12:31:44 PDT)
2) PCMICIA Cards work just fine and can be left in there. If i remember correctly there are different size PCMICA slots so you have to be careful with that. I use to leave mine when I threw it in a bag. Never had a problem.
What is the make and model of the wireless router?
May 3rd, 2009, 11:11 AM #3
Will have to get back to you on the router question. They are away for a few weeks.
Think its a Belkin?
Is the antennae in the laptop so all i need is the card?
GZ...The card that you have linked to...Is that a MINI PCI card?
Last edited by railfrog; May 3rd, 2009 at 11:48 AM.
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