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    Wifi conector for pc

    Im having a move about and was just wondering what equipment i need to enable me to move my pc to another room wirelessly for the internet. Do i just need a wifi dongle that will pick up my wireless router box i have???

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    If you have a fairly recent laptop (2 or 3 years old) it should already have wi fi built in.

    Check the documentation that came with the laptop, or look around the laptop for a small switch to turn wi fi on and off.

    If you HAVE got wi fi on your laptop you will need to configure it to work with the router. See the router documentation.

    If you HAVE NOT got wi fi on your laptop you need to buy a wi fi card for the laptop (note this is NOT the same as a broadband dongle).

    Original Poster

    no you misunderstand me ive got a desktop pc not a laptop!. what would i need for that??

    You can get a wireless dongle that just plugs into a USB port but from experience PCI wireless network cards are more realiable. I got mine from DABS.com and not had any problems. Our PC is upstairs and the wireless router is downstairs and we get a good signal. Our one is make called buffalo but i cant see it on Dabs.com now.

    Hope that helps

    tanboy;4696107

    no you misunderstand me ive got a desktop pc not a laptop!. what would i … no you misunderstand me ive got a desktop pc not a laptop!. what would i need for that??



    Sorry, when you said you have to move about I thought you meant with a laptop.

    You either need a wireless card that goes INSIDE the case, somethng like this

    ebuyer.com/pro…602

    Or an external one that plugs in your USB port, like this

    ebuyer.com/pro…794

    Note, these are just examples, not saying you need these exact makes.

    just a usb or internal (PCI card) - usb obvioulsy is most flexible since you can use it on any machine (desktop or older laptop that doesnt have wifi or wifi has died on)
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