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Old 05-04-2009, 09:23 PM
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I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop with an internal wireless card, but it no longer works. A Dell technician walked me through diagnosing the problem and determined that there is a problem with the motherboard. We tried reinstalling windows, reinstalling the drivers, and even physically removing the internal card and reinstalling it to ensure that the connections were good. I was told that I would need a new motherboard which I'm not willing to invest in. The computer works perfectly in every other respect and connects to the internet via a wired connections with no problem. However, I would like to once again have wireless capability. I purchased a Netgear WPN511 wireless card only to find out that it did not fit the card slot on my laptop. What kind of card do I need in order to fit this particular model? I should note that it needs to be "g" compatible in order to work with my wireless router. I'd appreciate any help I can get.
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:44 AM
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What kind of card slot does it have?

You can go USB Newegg.com - Networking,Networking Products,Wireless Adapters,USB 2.0,=
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:30 AM
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I have installed DLink USB adapters in a number of computers, both desktop and laptop, and had very good results (with the exception of the last one, which I detailed in a separate thread) and can recommend them.

This is the style I use (not necessarily the model). Newegg.com - D-Link DWA-130 IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA & WPA2) - Wireless Adapters

Pros - A very good connection history and is fast. Has a separate stand that can be used to get better reception.

Cons - It is on the large side, there is nowhere to store the cap (really annoys me), and the last install I did with one messed with the login on the PC. This is the only time that's happened, however.
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