A wireless adaptor is used to connect your computer to a computer network without plugging it in with a network cable. The connection is executed by communicating with a wireless router. Doing so will allow you to browse the Internet and connect to networked computers and resources.
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Types of Adapters
There are three primary types of wireless network adaptors. Many computers come with an internal network adaptor pre-installed. If your computer doesn't come equipped with a wireless adaptor, you can purchase a USB or PCMCIA adaptor that requires you to plug the adaptor into a free USB or PCMCIA port on your computer.
Checking for an Adapter
You can check for the presence of an internal wireless adaptor if you aren't sure whether you have an adaptor installed on your computer. Click "Start" and select "Control Panel." Click "Network and Internet Connections" to bring up the Network Connections window. If you see an icon that reads "Wireless Network Connection," then a wireless adaptor is installed.
Connecting with a Wireless Adapter
Right-click the icon with two computer monitors on the right side of your computer's Taskbar. Choose "connect to a network" to open a list of all available wireless networks. Double-click on the network to which that you would like to connect. If the network is protected by a password you will be prompted to enter network authentication information.
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