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How do I cannect a new computer to my wireless home network?

by jimlt8 / January 1, 2014 12:35 AM PST

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Re: connect new computer
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 1, 2014 12:45 AM PST

That depends on the computer.
- Some have wireless (especially laptops), some don't (especially desktops).
- Some come with full Windows, other come with Window RT, Linux or Mac OS.
- Some use only the standard Windows software (the wireless zero configuration utility) others come with their manufacturers own software.
- Some have a physical 'airplane switch' (to turn it off or on), others use a program or an fn-key for that.

So the general advice to find the answer: (a) read it in the user manual, or (b) ask the shop for after-sales support


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Wireless hook up
by pgc3 / January 1, 2014 4:53 AM PST

It sounds as if this may be a desktop, if so, and if it does not have wireless capability you will have to get a wireless adapter, either the slot card type or USB input. Preferably, if this is a desktop and it is within proximity of the router, I'd prefer a hardwire hook up via Ethernet. Again, you didn't specify what you have L/T desktop or type of internet hook up you are using. More information generally helps.

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Typical connection
by Willy / January 1, 2014 6:55 AM PST

Why not turn-ON the laptop and allow it to search for wifi present. You already know your password from other wifi connections? -right? Enter that when you're prompted and thus connect to your network.

You provided nothing in details to what you have, but what I suggested is the normal way of doing things.

tada -----Willy Happy

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