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Can a Dell Inspiron 1100 use an internal wireless mini PCI card?

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  • greyursk Jul 29, 2009

    I can't find any wireless mini PCI card that claims to work with this laptop.

    Do you know of any?

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If it fits to the slot it will work unless its a different version, mini pci wlan adapter, look with that name online, you will find many..

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Yes if the PCI slot has no other card installed in it then you can remove the card and place the wireless in its place. Contact Dell for the purchase of the right kind of wireless card specification for this model of 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

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