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I had to do a full reinstall on a friends dell laptop and for the life of me I can't get the original wifi to work. It is an older model del and none of the XP drivers on their site work. Dell isn't being very helpful and the key code on the bottom isn't showing up in their directory. So, I was thinking of getting a new wifi adapter and was curious if this would work?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-002-_-Product

Will one of those work without a wifi card in the computer? It pretty much replaces the wifi card right? Just wondering why it's $16 vs $40 for a normal wifi card.

Anything I should look for when trying to replace her wifi card? The computer is a Dell Inspirion 1505e. Thanks.
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I had to do a full reinstall on a friends dell laptop and for the life of me I can't get the original wifi to work. It is an older model del and none of the XP drivers on their site work. Dell isn't being very helpful and the key code on the bottom isn't showing up in their directory. So, I was thinking of getting a new wifi adapter and was curious if this would work?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-002-_-Product

Will one of those work without a wifi card in the computer? It pretty much replaces the wifi card right? Just wondering why it's $16 vs $40 for a normal wifi card.

Anything I should look for when trying to replace her wifi card? The computer is a Dell Inspirion 1505e. Thanks.
Yes that will work however might have a low range as there is not much of an antenna , You should be able to get the driver ill have a look

http://support.dell.com/support/down...nConsent=False
Edited by andrewmchugh - 6/8/11 at 5:07pm
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I've already done that. The drivers don't work for the wifi card. I have a 2 page topic on it here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/dell...5-restore.html
(my user name there is Antonioklaus)
Everything I have tried has failed.
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