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Yes. You need to connect a router to a modem.
But for your desktop you can just buy a wifi usb adaptor to connect to the wifi signal. They are pretty cheap. I have 2 desktops connected that way. I would return the router.
thank you. so a usb adaptor, no router or modem. right?
are usb adaptors okay for watching tv shows like on hulu or amazon prime? no router or modem needed?
They're your only option, so use one.
How well it works will depend on what bandwidth you get via your landlord and how many bars you get when you connect via WiFi.
Have you tried those with your laptop yet?
It would probably work the same for the desktop.
Oh, by the way. Your apartment building has the modem and router that sends out the wireless signal for you all to use. So you don't need your own modem and router. Now if you don't want to use the apartment wifi you can probably sign up with cable or DSL on your own and pay the monthly cable fee. How do you get TV signal? Does the apartment provide that too?
i don't need it for my laptop
the laptop shows the available internet connections automatically, just the desktop that does not. its my desktop i need to be able to connect to the wi-fi internet and no, i have not had a chance to return the router and buy a usb adapter to see if that works. i wanted to make sure that is what i need. i thought it might be, but now i'm not sure.
No I meant does hulu work on your laptop?
If hulu and amazon work on the laptop ok then it will probably work on the desktop too with the usb adaptor.