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Solved: Does LAN mean wireless?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cyn4all, Jun 18, 2009.

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  1. cyn4all

    cyn4all Thread Starter

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    I am looking to buy a Dell laptop on Ebay which the specs say has LAN. I know that stands for Local Area Network. My question is...Does this automatically mean it has wireless capabilities?
     
  2. srhoades

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    No. It should specify some sort of 802.11 adapter for wireless. However, USB wireless adapters are cheap if the laptop does not have one built in.
     
  3. cwwozniak

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    As srhoades said, it does not automatically mean it has wireless capabilities.

    Some older laptop computers had wired Ethernet LAN ports but no wireless hardware.
     
  4. cyn4all

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    What does "cheap" mean? It sounds like a good idea with the price I hope to pay for the laptop.
     
  5. cwwozniak

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    About $50 USD.
     
  6. cyn4all

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    Thank you so much!!
     
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