Is there a high powerd external wifi card that i can plug an aerial into that would fit a usb or any port in this model laptop.
Its a HP Compaq Presario V3000 Laptop Despite what the product thing says.
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You can use either external wifi modem and connect it to the notebook by ethernet cable or (better) use PCMCIA wifi card (second-hand e.g. from eBay?) or wifi usb modem connected direct to usb port. Just check if choosen wifi modem supports your OS WIN XP (and service pack - e.g. WIN XP SP3). In the Reference guide of the notebook is not specified USB version - it seems to be v. 1.0, so it is necessary to get an USB wifi modem compatible with USB 1.0 standard.
It's a common problem with the Tecra 9000's - either one or both USB ports and sometimes the external KB port along with it. The 2 USB's and external KB port (and the TV out port next to it) are all located on the same daughterboard that plugs into the motherboard, and in your case, more than likely the connector on the motherboard is bad (gotten loose). There's no easy fix for this unless you've got an ultra-fine soldering tip, good soldering skills....
How about a workaround? A PC card (PCMCIA card) that gives you 2 or 4 high speed USB 2.0 ports - it'll stick out a little on the right hand side, but in return you'll have fast USB ports, and you can use a USB keyboard with the thing.
You don't say which operating system you are using.
You don't say which brand, type, format and model of Wifi Card you bought.
If it is an internal card, this cannot be installed without total disassembly of the notebook and, even then, might not fit because the motherboard might not support it or even have a slot for it. This card also requires internal aerial wires. Such a device also needs channels and LCD Panel sockets for the card's aerial wires.
What you should do is go back to where you bought the card from and exchange it for either a PCMCIA or USB Wireles LAN card, which fit simply into the notebook via its PCMCIA or USB ports. After you install the software and restart the PC, your notebook will be able to connect to your wireless router.
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Bellow laptop there's a sticker with this data, but the easiest way to add WiFi connection is buying an USB WiFi adapter, but before check if you have USB ports, it doesn't, it should have a PCMCIA (also called PC Card) slot, then you could get a WiFi PCMCIA adapter compatible with you operating system.
pcmcia is a card slightly smaller than the antique floppy disc that usually fits in a slot on the side of your laptop your model does have this slot, but personally I would go for a usb hsdpa modem as this provides faster broadband internet. good luck
On the right hand side starting from the front to the back, the ports are
1. (2) USB Ports
2. TV/Cable jack if applicable, some models don't have.
3. RJ-11 Modem Jack
4. Security cable Slot
5. Power Connector
On the Left side Starting from front to back. the ports are.
1. Express Card Slot
2. Digital Media Slot (below the Express Card)
3. 1394 (firewire) slot (some models don't have)
4. USB Port
5. E-Sata Port
6. HDMI Port
7. RJ-45 Ethernet Port
8. Expansion Port Type 3 (attaching docking station etc.)
9. External Monitor Port
1. if your laptop has a PCMCIA slot you can buy a USB 2.0 PCMCIA adaptor.
2. You can purchase one USB 2.0 PC card ( from sites like ebay etc) with four
ports. This lets you swap it around from laptop to laptop, depending
upon which one might happen to need it at any given time (for backups
to external HD, camera downloads, etc.). For most other purposes, like
moving stuff to and from flash drives, it's really ok with the old 1.1
port. The only disadvantage of this solution is that the card is so
large that it doesn't allow simultaneous use of a wifi card. The
solution to this problem was to buy a USB-WiFi card. This was a bit
steep, but we only needed one of them -- just for whichever PC happened
to be using the USB 2 adapter.