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How do i go wireless with my acer laptop? (my laptop has an ethernet port) how and what does the router connect to?

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    Kevin Flannagan May 11, 2010

    Do you have a wireless router? And dose the laptop have a wireless card?

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You will need to purchase a PCMIA Wireless card , it jsut slots into the expansion slots on the side of the laptop , they look like a flat card slot, also the you will need to purchase a Wireless Router / Access point (AP) then plug you router into this , this will send out a wireless signal which you can then configure to pick up on the laptop.

heres a link to a guide i wrote , it will help you in setting up a wireless connection and also a guide on what to purchase.

goodluck :)

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