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    Wireless connection to pc How???

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      Wireless connection to pc How???

      How can i tell if my pc is wireless enabled?

      What do i need to connect the router to my pc?

      Im cluless, do i need a wireless adaptor? How much are these?


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      Re: Wireless connection to pc How???

      Look at Windows Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager -- any installed wireless device should be listed under network connectors.

      With laptops a good idea to read the manual as wireless may be switched off by default to save current.

      If no evidence of wireless, I'd recommend a PCI wireless adapter for a desktop. For a laptop, Cardbus (aka PC Card or PCMCIA) adapter.

      USB wireless adapters will work with lap and desktop -- but I don't think much of the performance.

      PCI is the cheapest at from 12, USB around 20 (23 inc postage from Sky), Cardbus usually slightly more.

      Of course, if you're presently connected by ethernet wire that's the easiest, cheapest, fastest and most reliable way.
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      Re: Wireless connection to pc How???

      When i go into other devices says ethernet controller.

      Dont think i have wireless tho.

     

     

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