I have just bought a Dell Inspiron 5100 Notebook. This laptop does have WIFI Capability but does not have a WIFI Card installed. i dont know which card or what to buy or even less what to do please help. Thankyou!!!
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Hi Martha, Here is the Dell Drivers download site for your Laptop. http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/inspiron-14r Select the Network Drivers and find the one you need. Make sure select the correct OS also. If you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to get back in touch with me. Thanks, and please rate Gary
From what I can see that laptop should already come with a dell 1470 A/B/G card internal. It is a mini-PCI card.
This card should work, but be aware it is not an "easy swap" where you would just slide one out and the broadcom in. On most laptops you would have to dissasemble a lot of the components in order to get into the area where the wifi card is held. I have done it on several laptops, but it is not at all an easy task for someone that is not used to building computers.
If it is of any help to you, I found this review that has a lot of info about the specs and such on your laptop.
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yes offcourse ur dell inspiron 5100 laptop support wireless connection,and it will detect the wireless connection in ur computer,uninstall and reinstall the wireless driver and then try and connect to wireless connection,and what u can do is that reset the router and then try and connect to wireless network it will definately connect..and it will also detect the wireless signal also........good luck
On the Inspiron 5100, the wireless card can be accessed thru a door on the bottom of the laptop. 1)Remove AC power and Battery 2)Turn the computer over, loosen the captive screw (labeled "circle C") in the modem/Mini PCI card cover, and lift the cover away from the computer. 3)Disconnect the Wireless card from the attached cables. These are the Antenna wires. 4)Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing taps on each side of the Wireless card until the card pops up. 5)Remove the Wireless card. Your responses are intended to improve the level of service provided. Please show your appreciation by rating your experience. Thank You.
Try: G1S - This laptop supports multimodal switching of the wireless and Blue Tooth radios via the key command Fn+F2: 1st press: On both Blue Tooth & WiFi 2nd press: Off Blue Tooth / On WiFi 3rd press: On Blue Tooth / Off WiFi 4th press: Off both Blue Tooth & WiFi