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How do you know if your computer needs a wireless card or already has one?

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You can go into Device Manager (Start -> Run... -> devmgmt.msc)

Open up Network Adapters, if you have a wireless card there will be information on the type of wireless card you have there.

However, if you purchased a laptop computer within the past 2 years or so there is a 99% chance that you have a wireless card.

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