Originally Posted by novahifi
So is it the case that I only need the extra part for the laptop if there are NO inbuilt wireless capabilities that came as part of the computer's insides when it was first sold?
exactly... if there are wireless capabilities buitl in then you won't need to get a wireless card for the laptop.
when you find the model number it should be fairly easy to look on the dell website about whether wireless was included...
you should be able to fins a service tag on the laptop somewhere, if you put that into the dell website it'll tell you everyhitng that you need to know about the machine.