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I can't find my internal wireless modem - loser needs help

I have reformated my dell inspiron 5156 pentium 4. It has an internal wireless modem that does not seem to be activated (no blinking light on back of computer). And i can't seem to view my wireless connections in XP. I am able to connect thru a wired connection with wireless router (linksys wireless g).
I can't even view wireless network properties

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You have to reinstall your wireless driver to your laptop card to get working again

You will find your drivers here

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=INS_PNT_P4_5150&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

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"The "Specifications" do not show {Wifi Capability}.
There is a "built-in Mode," with built-in Network Interface."
"This is use for "Broadband Services." Telephone and DSL {Cable} Internet!"
Specifications
Base configuration
Good
CPU
1.6-GHz Pentium 4-M
Screen size
14.1 inches
System memory
256MB of DDR266 SDRAM
Hard drive
30GB
Graphics
16MB NVidia GeForce2 Go
Pointing device
Touchpad
Expandability
No multipurpose bays, one PC Card slot
Extra features
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8X DVD-ROM and 8X/8X/24X CD-RW combination drive
Communications
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Extra ports
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Business suite
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Overall design
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Battery life (hours:minutes)
Average: 2:18
Weight (typical/minimum, in pounds)
Heavy: 8.3/7.2

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Hello sir plz help i have dell inspiron 1545 with processor pentium dual core i am having problem with bluetooth sir i have tryed to install wireless 365 bluetooth modem driver but it is asking me to...


It is very likely that the Dell operator was right and the bluetooth option is not installed on your system. You will have to buy a USB bluetooth dongle or adapter.
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