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What hardware is required for WIFI connection?

by Confuqua / May 20, 2012 4:33 AM PDT

I have an ASUS CM1730-01 Desktop computer which has no wireless capability. Do I need to add anything other than a USB Wireless Adapter in order to connect to a local WIFI hotpoint?

Any help appreciated.

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Re: hrdware
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 20, 2012 4:39 AM PDT

A USB wireless adapter will be fine. But a wireless Ethernet adapter will be just a fine, and is generally recommended, because you can put the separate antenna on an optimal place. Those USB sticks are more finicky.

Kees

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The OS matters? It's not hardware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2012 4:40 AM PDT
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What hardware is required for WIFI connection?
by claudiapelz / May 22, 2012 5:14 AM PDT

heres your answer
You must have a wireless adapter to connection to a WiFi network. If you have a home network, you need an Internet connection and a wireless router.
what types?
Wireless adapters come with 802.11, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n capability. All 802.11 standards are backward compatible. Broadband, or air, cards allow you to connect to cellular network hotspots.

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What hardware is required for WIFI connection?
by Confuqua / May 22, 2012 8:43 AM PDT

Thanks for the replies.

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