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How to make wifi work in windows xp on compaq presario2100 laptop

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December 29, 2011 12:35:36 PM

does anyone know how to make wifi work on a compaq presario 2100 using windows xp pro i cant seem to find wireless connection in settings
a c 572 D Laptop
December 29, 2011 1:17:28 PM

Hello rentagage;

Does the Compaq Presario 2100 have a WiFi card installed?
Not all laptops do.
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a c 572 D Laptop
December 29, 2011 1:26:33 PM

HP Presario 2100US Notebook Specifications
Integrated 56 KB modem and Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector) are mentioned but nothing about WiFi or 802.11 (WiFi spec).
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a c 433 D Laptop
December 29, 2011 2:04:39 PM

WR2 said:
Compare with Compaq Presario 2120US Notebook Specifications where it does list 802.11b Wireless Networking.



Yeah, based on what's listed in the specs the laptop does not come with a wireless adapter. You need to install one in the PC card slot. Back then wireless was not standard.
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a c 572 D Laptop
December 29, 2011 2:15:57 PM

You can probably use a USB WiFi Dongle like this one
It's a USB 2.0 device but should be backward compatible with your USB slot.
There are also PC Card Type II/III Wifi adapters that you could use.
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January 16, 2013 10:13:36 AM

had to get a pcmcia card, also called a pc card. No inbuilt wi fi on that model
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