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Wireless internet connection for laptop


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Mbram

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Hello all,
I just purchased a laptop. I have DSL internet on my home PC (desktop) and I want to have high speed internet access for my laptop as well. I don't even know where to begin with equipment. Do I need a router? Do I need a USB wireless network adapter? Both of these? I'm not even sure as this is all very new to me. Any help would be most appreciated! Thanks, MB
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Facedown98

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Hi, Mbram and welcome to Geeks to Go!

To have a functioning network wirelessly, you will need a router, also called an Access Point. A couple of my personal favorite manufacturers would be Netgear and Linksys. The others will work well, but I see fewer problems with these two.

Now, before I tell you to go buy an adapter, I want to make sure that you don't have on built-in, internally. Did you buy this computer online? Can you link me to a sales page? If you have an internal adapter, then you really don't need to buy an adapter from the store. Some people do that if they can get better signal, but for most users, the internal device will work just fine. Right now we just need to know if you have one already.

Let me know if you have any questions :whistling:
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