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Internet speed can I get wireless on this laptop faster than 54mbps

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Toshibas seem to only like to have toshiba specific wireless cards in them. I would just buy a PCMCIA 802.11n adapter and plug it in the side.

Keep in mind you are limited in speed by the access point you connect to.

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