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

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
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  1. Hello rentagage;

    Does the Compaq Presario 2100 have a WiFi card installed?
    Not all laptops do.
  2. 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).
  3. Compare with Compaq Presario 2120US Notebook Specifications where it does list 802.11b Wireless Networking.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. had to get a pcmcia card, also called a pc card. No inbuilt wi fi on that model
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