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HOW TO INSTALL WIRELESS CARD FOR DELL LATITUDE PPX??

I ORDER A MINI PCI WIRELESS CARD SO I CAN GET INTERNET BUT I D.ON'T KNOW HOW TO INSTALL OR WHERE IT GOES. I'M IN THE VA HOSP. FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE SO I GOT THE COMP. FOR SOMEONE ELSE.

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Thank you for your service. I wish you the best of health and happiness.

Your general support page is here:
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/product_support/product_support_central?~ck=ln&c=us&cs=19&l=en&lnki=0&s=dhs&SystemID=LAT_PNT_P3_C400

The directions to swap out the wireless card are here:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latc400/en/sm/wireless.htm#1000113

Please note the earlier steps you have to take -- generally, removing a laptop hard drive is very very easy, and removing the keyboard isn't too bad at all if you're a little comfortable with tools.

Most manufacturers use Loctite or a similar thread-locking compound on laptop screws -- so find a small screwdriver set with which you're comfortable and can get some torque. (Perhaps the VA maintenance guys can loan you some tools if you ask -really- nicely? Professionals tend to guard their tools fiercely, but it doesn't sound like you're about to wander off with the tools).

Another thought: Are you sure your laptop has an antenna already wired? The antennas generally run up through the monitor.



If you're not comfortable with this, or have no way of avoiding static shock, you may wish to reconsider your purchase. I poked around NewEgg and found you can get the latest generation of wireless card in USB for less than $50 shipped. One example (I'm not endorsing this from personal experience, but it seems to get generally good reviews) is here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833315077

The obvious problem with USB adapters is they're sticking out the side. If you're in bed, for example, it's easy to bump it on a leg or something. If you're at a desk, you can still drop a book on top of it while it's plugged in.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have additional problems. Thank you again for your service.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

  • Boogerhead01 Dec 16, 2008

    gymowner, fyi -- mini-pci is a laptop standard, an internal kinda deal -- not USB or PCMCIA. In my Acer laptop, it's under the keyboard. Sounds like it's something similar for our honorable veteran here.

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Ok on the side of the laptop or in the usb ports.If it is a newer model there should be a slot on the front lower frame, if it's older, it may use a USB port to connect, you have to tell me which. But once you see that the little icon comes up on the lower right side, it's more that likelly in physically. If you got an installation disk, that would be the time to run it. Once installed, you may need one of the connection wizards by right clicking on my network places, properties, add a new connection in the left margin, if you can't get it running, email or Pm me, I am always around, where did you serve, thanks

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