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My son has an old laptop (dell) and we can get it to connect via wireless card. can u help

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    Stephen Medley May 11, 2010

    The Dell model number, operating system and the wireless access point/router that you are trying to connect to is important. I assume you mean that you can't connect via wireless card, right? Steve

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How old is the laptop ? What model is it and what versions of Windows does it have ?

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