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Topic # 6194 4-Jan-2006 06:44
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Hello All..........

I'm certain that many of you may find me a complete computer ignoramus when compared to so many of you. But, I bought my DELL Inspiron 9100 with 256 mb video "card," 3.4 MhZ. CPU, 60 GB 7,200 rpm hard drive, 15.4" monitor, and many other "top-of-the-line" features at the time (last christmas); but, since it did not come with a factory "build sheet," or product reference manual, I was wondering if any of you could tell me, "how can I, or what do I do, to find out if I have embedded bluetooth technology ?" If not, and I buy a fairly nice name-brand ( something like "LinkSys" or similar ) USB dongle, is there some type of adapter or device that I can connect to one of my phone jacks so I can have a wireless dial-up ISP connection ? I would appreciate any, and all, advice with great affection and appreciation, because I am in a wheelchair because of a spinal-cord injury paralysis; and, using a 50 foot phone line to plug into my phone jack and my modem is a terrible aggravation because the wheels on my wheelchair are always getting caught in the excess phone line running almost throughout my house, and is constantly breaking the phone jack splitter, the little end(s) of the phone line, or worse yet, I'm afraid it may damage my modem or break off into the rear female plug-in of my laptop.

Any advice, suggestions, or help would be so very greatly appreciated. God bless you all !!
Brian Pigg

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Reply # 25687 4-Jan-2006 07:41
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hi Brian,

Welcome to Geekzone.

I cant help with the bluetooth part (there are a lot of knowledgeable people here that will be able to give some advice) but I might be able to help you identify what you have 'under the bonnet' of your computer.

Download Belarc. It even tells you the registration key for your operating system (which is the reason I needed it)

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Sam




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Reply # 25694 4-Jan-2006 11:20
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hi sam........

thank you so much for your kindly generous, and helpful reply. I definitely intended on downloading the sugg ested program within the oncoming evening.......

take care, have a wonderful week, and thanks again..............
brian p.

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 25701 4-Jan-2006 13:41
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Hello there! If you open the Device Manager (Start | Control Panel | System | Hardware | Device Manager) you should see the Bluetooth list by itself (if built-in) or under the USB devices (Universal Serial Bus).

If not there, you can trust D-Link, Bluetake, Belkin (although support can be a problem with the last one).





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