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How do i find out if my computer has built in wifi

I have a french compaq computer about 14 months old,how do i know if it has built in wifi

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First thing would be to see if you have any antenna sticking out of the back of your desktop.

If not, then right-click on "My Computer", choose "Manage" and go down to "Device Manager".
Scroll down to the "Network Adapters" section. Click on the "+" sign and see if you have any device installed that has the word "wireless" in it.
If so, voila!
If not, you will have to add a wireless network card, something like this. I assume that this is the case, because desktops usually do not have wireless pre-installed.

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It should be listed in the Device Manager usually under Networks if you have one. Or look under Network Connections.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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