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Solved Wireless Notebook Card/Dell Latitude CPx

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by oldjunk, Aug 5, 2017.

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  1. oldjunk

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    I just found a Dell Latitude CPx H450GT laptop. The setup date is Oct. 19, '99. I want to keep this machine as original as possible and still have it be functional. It's using a 12073 MB hard drive with 128 MB of memory.

    It's a very interesting, well made vintage machine and it's in pristine condition with original Dell shoulder bag, AC adapter and numerous system CDs. It also has the seperate, removable floppy and CD cartridges. It's built like a Sherman tank and weighs 16 lbs. Its original MSRP was about $2700.00

    It's currently running Windows NT version 4.0, build 1381, Service Pack 4. The label states it was built for Windows NT or 98.

    Will NT support a wireless card or do I need to install 98? What type of external wifi card is best for this vintage laptop. I'm looking at a Belkin N wireless Notebook Card, F5D8013. Will this card work the trick?
     
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    Mike:

    If it's of any help to you, I found this information at its support site.

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    CardBus controller: Texas Instruments PCI 1225 CardBus controller

    PC Card connectors: 2
    (supports type I and type II cards in any combination; type III cards can be used only in the lower connector; the lower connector supports zoomed video cards on systems using the Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98 operating system)

    Cards supported: 3.3 volt and 5 volt

    PC Card connector size: 68 pins

    Data width: PCMCIA - 16 bits; CardBus - 32 bits

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    Thanks, Frank:
    I'll see if I'm smart enough to understand it. I'll get back.
     
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    From what I can determine, that Belkin wireless card supports Windows 2000 and XP and Vista.

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    Yes, that's correct. So, I'm looking for a different card then? I have a 98 install CD and wouldn't mind installing this OS because the machine specifies 98 as being one of the 2 systems it was designed for, but I'd rather keep the original NT installed (I've never used NT). There must be an appropriate card for these 2 OSs because I remember being online on my IBM desktop in '98. Now that I think about it, in '98 I was on dialup. Oops!
     
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    Mike:

    I haven't used a wireless card in a laptop since the early Windows XP days in 2001 - 2002.
    I really don't know if you can find one that will support Windows NT or Windows 98.

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/191891799262

    Just bought this. Supports NT and 98. Thanks.
     
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