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I want to know if my six year old Thinkpad has a built-in wireless broadband card.

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This computer can come with a mini PCI wireless adaptor.
How ever this is optional. To confirm please follow the link below

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-39797 download the manual

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