Well guys this is for all the people out there who wants to know how to fix there wireless network at no charge. I bought my laptop a while back and like almost everyone else out there the wireless does not work. I was on the phone with alienware everyday for hours apon hours and no results. I can apon the idea the I was going to go buy a new Mini PCI Internal IEEE 802.11G Wireless Card even though Alienware told me that It would not be compatable. I did even with the worrie that the reason why the wireless does not work is because of the case but I had faith and a gut feeling that said just do it so I did. Well I couldn't believe it but it works better than my dad's dell and my brothers gateway. I live in a 2 story house with basement and anywhere I go it is at 54 and excellent. I can even go to my neighbors house and it still has 3 bars at 54 sometimes 48 but I think that is really good. The card I bought is Xterasys Mini PCI Internal IEE 802.11G Wireless Card. I bet you all are wondering how this is cost free well I will tell you how I made it cost free and I did that by calling Alienware up and I asked them to buy back my card very nicely since they could not get it to work and that they took it off there site so we all know that they had problems and they said sure. The card I bought was 59.00 with s&h. So give or take a little I might have spent like 10 extra bucks because I think the card Alienware was selling was 48.00. But all in all this card does work like a charm. For those of you who this info was useful to and decide to do this. When you recieve the card do not install the drivers that they send with it you have to let windows do it and install what it wants to put on it and it will work great. I hope this info help you guys out cause it sure did me. I also hope that is takes all the anger out of the internal wireless problems. If you want anymore info just ask. Thanks!
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3/8/04 at 4:02am