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Wireless cards I need to buy a wireless card for my dell laptop, but am not sure what I need. I am traveling abroad in France, and would like to be able to use the laptop's internet connection while I am there. Also, my laptop was formerly set up for dial up service. Do I need to do anything else to use wireless service abroad?

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    Mark Williams May 11, 2010

    What OS are you using, The 4000 had different OS's shipped from Dell. Red Hat Linux 7.0, Win2000,Win ME, Win98,95,NT4,NT3.5
    The OS you use and the Service Tag number will give us a better idea as to how to help you.



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As long as your laptop is running windows 2000 or XP. You can go with almost any PC wireless card. My recommendation would be to take your laptop to your local computer store and they should be able assit you and get you all set up



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