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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 1, 2005 4:21:12 PM

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i'm currently using an acer 270 travelmate laptop, and i was unsure of
the spec as its the wifes school computer.

does anybody no if this laptop can use pc card and a Wireless USB
adapter.

many thanks for any advise
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 1, 2005 4:44:13 PM

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would this work

LINKSYS WUSB11-UK Wireless USB adapter with US Robotics Wireless PC
Card 802.11b
or what would you advise,

i'm pretty new to this

thanks very much
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 1, 2005 6:31:38 PM

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marklawrence8@gmail.com wrote:

>i'm currently using an acer 270 travelmate laptop, and i was unsure of
>the spec as its the wifes school computer.
>
>does anybody no if this laptop can use pc card and a Wireless USB
>adapter.
>
>many thanks for any advise
>
>
>
Doesn't appear that that unit has internal wireless capability, but it
has three USB ports which could be used with a USB wireless adapter and
it has two cardbus slots which could be used for a cardbus wireless adapter.
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 1, 2005 6:59:53 PM

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marklawrence8@gmail.com wrote:

>would this work
>
>LINKSYS WUSB11-UK Wireless USB adapter with US Robotics Wireless PC
>Card 802.11b
>or what would you advise,
>
>i'm pretty new to this
>
>thanks very much
>
>
>
Don't really know what you are asking.

For a wireless network, you need some type of access point and a
wireless adapter in the computer (unless you are running an ad hoc
network, when two or more computers each have a wireless adapter but
there is no access point).

Any wireless access point should work OK (suggest one with 802.11b and
802.11g capabilities as well as WPA encryption).

Same goes for the wireless adapter. Any USB wireless adapter or cardbus
wireless adapter should work (but suggest adapters with b&g capability
as well as WPA encryption).
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 8, 2005 2:35:23 PM

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still a bit confused would a wireless router and a pc card create a
wireless link

i've got a LINKSYS wireless-b broadband router and pc card

thanks for any help
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 8, 2005 2:46:00 PM

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still a bit confused would a wireless router and a pc card create a
wireless link

i've got a LINKSYS wireless-b broadband router and pc card

thanks for any help
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 8, 2005 2:57:57 PM

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thanks i'll give it a go
February 8, 2005 10:50:10 PM

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marklawrence8@gmail.com wrote:
: still a bit confused would a wireless router and a pc card create a
: wireless link

: i've got a LINKSYS wireless-b broadband router and pc card

Yes, as long as the router is hooked up to a broadband/DSL
connection and configured correctly. The broadband or DSL "modem"
will connect from the cable or phone line to your router.

If you can, test your connection with a wired connection before you go
wireless. To do this, you will need an ethernet "Cat5" cable. The
router should have ethernet plugs on the back of it in addition to
being a wireless access point. Plug the cable in to the router and
the other end into your laptop (if your laptop is modern, it should
have an ethernet connector). If this puts you on the internet, then
unplug the cable and try it wireless.

Andrew
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