Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can I take out my wireless card from my netbook and put into desktop

07 Aug 2012   #1
The Peanut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can I take out my wireless card from my netbook and put into desktop

Hello,

I was wondering if I would be able to take the wireless card out of my netbook and use it in my desktop pc as my current one is becoming faulty due to age, and my netbook one has a better connection speed even though I'm in the same room...?

If this is possible could you please tell me how I would do this? As I rarely ever take my pc apart.

Regards

Peanut


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Aug 2012   #2
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I am going to most likely no.
The wireless cards I have seen in laptops and netbooks attach to the machine with a specialized slot that is not in a desktop machine. And the antenna is usually incorporated into the laptops housing.

USB wireless adapters are relatively cheap so I would go that route.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2012   #3
The Peanut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh, okay, thanks for the reply, I will see about getting a better USB one then, thank you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Can I take out my wireless card from my netbook and put into desktop




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
installed wireless card in desktop and wifi networks have no strength
I recently installed a Dell wireless PCI 1520 card into a Dell XPS. I can see my home network but it shows no signal strength. I can connect to my wifi network with my smart phone and my wife's laptop can connect without a problem. The desktop will connect when hardwired. I've done the usual...
Network & Sharing
Need to enable DHCP on Belkin Wireless G desktop card
Hi there I have a pc running win 7 and a laptop running win7 I have just installed a wireless card on my PC but dont know how to enable dhcp on it and it doesnt connect to the internet Does anyone have any ideas? Cheers Sas
Network & Sharing
Problem with getting netbook to connecct to wireless
Hi, my name is Ira and my sister has just got a netbook (Gateway EC1404K) with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. Trouble is, when I tried to connect the netbook to my network, it seems to refuse to acknowledge the existence of my network. I don't know if I've provided enough information but...
Network & Sharing
HP mini netbook wireless not working
I need help and fast, I bought an HP mini netbook as a wedding present for my sister, (getting married on Saturday) it comes with win7 starter and I wanted her to have a better version so I installed 7 pro. But now the driver for the wireless card isn't working, Ive tried multiple drivers and...
Drivers
Belkin wireless g Desktop PCI card
I can't find a working driver for it. Maybe one does not exist? I downloaded the Vista driver from Belkin's website, but it didn't work. Is there a generic driver for Win 7 that exists that would work? Windows update didn't find anything. Part number F5D7001 Version 1000
Drivers
BELKIN F5D8001 N1 Desktop Wireless PCI Card - Driver
Friends, I badly need some help here. I had a sabrent wireless desktop card that was a major problem after upgrading to Windows 7. It would some a fe wminutes and then do nothing for the next 12 hours. SOmetime it would should the connection is all good, at at times it would say DNS server...
Drivers

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:05.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App