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.puters-and-Technology Do you know if your new .puter already has wireless capability? Many new .puters have the built-in software and connections in order for you to set up a wireless network. These wireless networking devices are so inexpensive that the manufacturers of the .puters include them as part of the package and can be found on the system specification list. Like most people, however, you may not even know how much memory your .puter has, let alone whether it arrived already wireless-enabled. This is especially true if you don’t know what wireless networking is. It’s easy to ignore this detail in the specifications that .e with the .puter and to fail to take the time to set it up and get it working. Let’s look at some things to look for if you want to check your .puter’s wireless capabilities. Intel Centrino If you own a laptop that .es with something called ‘Intel Centrino mobile technology’, this is what you’re looking for! Unfortunately, manufacturers of .puters are not good at explaining what this technology is or does. Quite simply, it means that your laptop has wireless networking built right in; you don’t need to do a thing! Intel Centrino is a term used in marketing that stands for a .bination of the Intel Pentium M processor and Intel’s Pro/Wireless card. Your .puter should have an ‘Intel Centrino’ sticker on it somewhere if it is enabled with Intel Centrino. If you don’t see this type of sticker, you can also check the name of your processor by right-clicking the My .puter icon in the Start Menu (or on your desktop) and clicking on Properties from the menu. Look at the wording following the word .puter in this section. It should tell you if it has the wireless feature. Intel Centrino technology has the capability of increasing the life of your .puter’s battery and allows .puters to be smaller in size. If you didn’t buy an Intel Centrino laptop but your laptop has a free card slot, adding wireless capabilities will be no problem. Desktop .puters Desktop .puters .e with wireless capabilities, too. If you’re not sure whether or not your desktop .puter has a wireless connection, turn it around and look at the back of the .puter. If a wireless connection is present, you can generally see a small aerial antenna sticking out of the back of the .puter near the bottom of the .puter. If you don’t see anything there, it’s still possible that you have a wireless device in the .puter, especially if the .puter is relatively new. Unless you’re a .puter expert, don’t open the back of your .puter to determine if it has wireless capabilities. Instead, you should probably try and figure it out using Windows. Checking in Windows You can easily check your .puter’s wireless capabilities by going into Windows’ Device Manager. You must first right-click My .puter and choose Manage from that menu. Now click on Device Manager. In device manager, you will be able to see a list of the different devices you have or would be able to have on your .puter. Look under ‘Network Adapters’. Anything that uses the words ’10/100′ or ‘Ethernet’ is a normal network connection and isn’t related to wireless connectivity. Anything else may be a wireless device. If you think you have a wireless device but note that it has a yellow warning sign next to its name in the Device Manager, click its name to find out what is wrong with the device. Windows should be able to let you know why the device is not working. The .puter may also suggest that you go into its troubleshooter program. Try doing that before trying anything else. The problem could be a driver problem. In that case, insert the drivers CD that came with your .puter. If you can’t find the drivers CD, you can always find the drivers online. In order to do this, you should look on the website of the .puter’s manufacturer. From there, you can try searching for the particular name of the wireless device in Device Manager. Unfortunately, it could turn out that you don’t have a wireless device after all. That’s too bad. On the bright side, it is much better to learn that now than it would be to buy wireless equipment and then realize you couldn’t run it on your .puter. In any event, even if you did find a wireless device in one of your .puters, you may decide that you need even more wireless capability. Fortunately, wireless technology is getting cheaper all the time! About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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