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Old 11-26-2005, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i dont know anything about wi-fi on laptops.. im going to buy a new acer laptop for newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115318

do i need to buy a wireless card adaptor or a mini pci wireless adaptor for it? or does it come with a built in card.. im confused could anyone point me in the right direction please

pc-world sire says it has built in wi-fi but do i still need a wireless card or will i be able to connect to a hotspot on its own?

http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/artic...,123209,00.asp

could someone help me out asp
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Old 11-26-2005, 12:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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"Acer InviLink 802.11b/g wireless LAN, Acer SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency, WI-FI CERTIFIED"

I think you just need a WAP. Such as a wireless router
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i have a wireless router installed at home so i dont need any card adapter for the laptop to recieve the signal right
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nah it comes with one.
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Old 11-26-2005, 12:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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well thxs u saved me $30 bucks oh 1 more question im looking on newegg.com and iv found they have widescreen version of this laptop for only $30 more i think i might get that instead would it be worth it? it has the same specs only with a wide screen instead

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115324
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It depends on if you like a big screen, A bigger screen will be better for movies, etc. Also, the size of the laptop, If you dont mind it being bigger, than get it. I personaly wouldnt get it because its only .4" bigger for 30 bucks more.
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