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Ok, my laptop has xp home as its operating system and i am trying to install a linksys wireless card without the software and without any way to connect to the internet due to my friend apple comp. not having a router or airport. Any way I can still do this? It's telling me that I need to install the drivers and cannot find them.

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Use another computer to go to linksys.com and download the drivers to a USB stick, CD, or floppy. Apple can create disks or floppies that XP can read.

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