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# 36785 1-Jul-2009 16:04
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Hi, I've just ordered a new Dell Studio laptop and it has a:

Wireless Network Card Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 (802.11a/g/n) Half Mini-card

My current work laptop is an IBM with Sierra Wireless and that's all I need to connect - is this similar? 

Not sure if I need to get something else for the Dell laptop - separate card?  I currently have a Paradise account at home, with dialup.  Thinking of moving to Broadband, but don't want to pay a fortune for it.  I like having the flexibility of my work laptop - no cables and can get access anywhere, it's a corporate plan with Telecom, so won't be able to get it for home. 

All help gratefully received - thanks in advance!

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  # 233670 10-Jul-2009 14:08
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Wireless Network Card Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 (802.11a/g/n) Half Mini-card

This is used to connect to wireless routers. You cant use it to connect to your dialup at home. If you end up getting broadband at home, get a wireless router and you will be able to connect to it via said wireless card.

The Telecom plan your talking about is Cellular I take it? If so this card wont be able to connect to that either.

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