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jim7872

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First of all, I'm almost completely computer illiterate, so bear with me. Here's my situation. I'm moving into my girlfriend's condo. She already has a computer in her living room (she goes through Time Warner Cable.) We want to add my computer in her bedroom. I understand the best way to go about this is to use a wireless router, as there are no cable jacks in that bedroom. I know how to install the router in the system she already has. What do I need to add to the computer in the bedroom to make it work? It's an older model, so do I need to connect a USB wireless adapter to it? What else may be involved?

Thanks for any and all help.

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If your current laptop does not have wireless capability, a wireless USB adapter is perfect. Make sure to install the correct drivers for your OS.


Follow these instructions to setup WPA2 security:
http://www.geekstogo...s...t&p=1799686
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Oops! I should have added that my computer is a desktop-- not a laptop or notebook. Does that make any difference? Also, will I still need a modem for the computer going into the bedroom?

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You could use a USB adapter with your desktop. You can also use a PCI wireless card which fits inside the computer.

http://ncix.com/prod...anufacture=ASUS

You will not need another cable modem; just a wireless router and a wireless adapter for your PC.
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Just to make sure we are all on the same page....
The router will need wireless capability.

And as DaffyKantReed has stated you can use a wireless USB adapter or a wireless PCI card.
The card would be installed in the computer and the USB would be in 1 of the USB slots.
If you are short on USB slots, I would go with the card (make sure you have a slot available in the computer).
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