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I just re-installed Windows XP and now I'm having a problem... I can't find the proper driver for the built in wireless adapter in my laptop. The Laptop is a Toshiba Satelite L300 -07P System Unit

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Right click on MY COMPUTER ==> properties ==> Device Manager ==>
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Check with your laptop's manual or specification sheet if it came with a built in wireless adapter. If it does, then you do not need to use a wireless adapter. All you have to do is to configure the wireless utility of your laptop to connect to your preferred wireless network.

You can also check Device Manager to check if there is a built in wireless adapter. Assuming you are using Windows XP - Go to Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager. Look for Network Adapters. Check if there is anything under Network Adapters that says "wireless" or 802.11A/B or G. If there is, then again you do not need to install a wireless adapter.

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