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Old 06-18-2006, 07:25 AM   #1
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Unhappy laptop recomendations, native wireless & modem support

I have been searching the net for ages now. I have become very frustrated. I have gone through so many sites comparing laptops with reviews and compatibility. I am having no luck in finding a laptop that has what I want.

I want a laptop for at most AU$1,500 (~US$1,100).
It needs to support the dialup modem without those Linuxant drivers.
It needs to be able to support wireless. I would like it to be able to support wireless natively so I can use software like Kismet but it seems like that isn't going to happen.
It needs min of 60gig HDD
and a DVD burner.

Does anyone have any recommendations?
Old 06-19-2006, 03:28 AM   #2
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I have Acer Travelmate 4202WLMi. I haven't tested the dial-up modem but I've heard it works. You could check this out. Wireless doesn't work native but has drivers available which work.
Old 06-19-2006, 04:47 AM   #3
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Why dont you go for DELL Inspiron notebooks,they have Intel pro/wireless cards,inbuilt.
and you can really get them cheaper than you are expecting now..gud luck
Old 06-19-2006, 08:10 PM   #4
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ditto, Dell Latitude D810 w/ Intel ABG wireless, works great out of box. Never tested the modem though


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