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No wifi can fujitsu siemens lifebook s 5582 connect wireless to my router or needs a wireless network adapter ?this is called pcmcia ?on my network connections there is no icon "wireless connection" under high speed internet

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  • dimis1 Feb 18, 2008

    thank you very much - i m trying to rate you with Fixya but there's a problem with the page.

    when i put the pcmcia ,the icon "wireless connection" under high speed internet will appear?or do i have to do something from the windows /microsoft

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The Fujitsu Lifebook S5582 does not have an integrated Wireless network card. This laptop was manufactured in 2001-2002. The integrated Wifi card was not generaly common in laptop computers until 2004.

So, you will need to buy a wireless adapter if you want to have wifi connectivity. Since this laptop is quite old, I would recommend a PCMCIA (a.k.a. PC card) adapter instead of a USB because it will be much lighter on the processor load.

You also have to be aware that using a wireless card will use more battery power and therefore shorten the expected autonomy of the laptop when running on battery.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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    Jocelyn Viau Feb 18, 2008

    You are right, the Wireless connection icon will appear as soon as your wireless adapter driver will be installed correctly. So, you do not have to do anything special other than installing the card itself.

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