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rfrf
12-05-2010, 07:17
You Guys are Great. I have a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop with a built in g card. I purchases a Belkin N wireless adapter. If I run software and install, how do I select which adapter to use. Can installing this cause problems with my configuration? Thanks in advance for all of your help.

rfrf

GIockGuy24
12-05-2010, 07:56
I have a Vostro 1500 but I ordered it with the top Intel card. I changed the internal card in my MSI Wind netbook and added the drivers without removing the old drivers. I got a message the old card didn't have a connection but I could connect with the net card and it's driver. I later uninstalled the drivers for the old card.

I think it's like the Ethernet card and the wireless card, you can choose the external wireless card and leave the internal one. I don't think it will be a problem but I haven't tried an external one. I think it will be fairly easy though. You can switch off the internal card.

Wireless switch

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos1500/en/om_en/html/about.htm#wp1177348

More info

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/18993239.aspx

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos1500/en/om_en/html/about.htm

Pierre!
12-05-2010, 08:28
I'm with GlockGuy24 - Don't bother over complicating this.

Get into your network adapters, right click on the OLD card, and disable it.

You should be good to go from then on, provided you have the right drivers installed....

Puppy Chow!

rfrf
12-05-2010, 08:41
How do I get in to Network Adapters ?

GIockGuy24
12-05-2010, 09:35
How do I get in to Network Adapters ?

Click the links in my first post. I haven't tried it but there should be enough instructions on switching off the internal wireless card.