Question about Compaq Armada 1700 Notebook
By looking at the typical specs on the computer, I dont see a way unless you upgrade the laptop. It seems very old and as my personal opinion wouldnt do good on a high speed connection. It seems your computer only has a 56k modem (typical phone line jack).
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
I've had a plethora of problems with my armada 1750 (I know this is not the same model, but it's close) one of which was getting it connected to my wireless network.
The primary problem I was having was the fact that it has a 4 gig HD, so I wanted to put the smallest windows OS possible while still being able to effectively use the internet (this was a nice idea in theory, but became my problem).
The card I'm using is a linksys WPC55AG: http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US/Layout&cid=1115416827328&pagename=Linksys/Common/VisitorWrapper
I'm going to wager that this will work for you as well. The problem however, is that I could not for the life of me get the software it comes with to detect wireless networks, to connect to my network *while using windows 98*.
I'm not sure of the hard drive space you have, but the solution for me was to install windowsXP with service pack 2, which has greater capabilities in detecting wireless networks. Now, with XP+SP2 installed, I'm just under 2 gig (1.8 or so).
I only use this to browse the web, so it suits my purposes just fine, I hope this helps you!
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
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