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Wireless card Can I use a external wireless card with the notebook or just a internal wireless card? I brought this computer on ebay the other day, just to have a extra computer around the house needless to say it did not come with any paperwork. It is loaded with Win XP. Thanks for your help!

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I suggest use the built in if any to avoid expense but if theres no builtin wireless you can buy one.

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Yes, you can.

Just disable the builtin one through device manager when you use it because it may conflict with the new one..

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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