While the typical connection for a home PC to a network involves a physical Ethernet connection to a router, this may not be possible in certain cases, such as having to position a PC away from the actual router for another person to use. In this case, the best alternative for the faraway PC is to have a wireless connection set up instead.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Wireless router
- USB Wireless adapter
Insert the installation CD that came with your USB Wireless Adapter. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers for the device.
Connect the adapter to your PC when prompted to, using a USB Cable.
Restart the computer if prompted to.
Right-Click the wireless icon located in your desktop status bar.
Click on the wireless connection setting in the menu that appears.
Click on the network you want to connect to in the window that appears, then click "Connect" to connect to the network.
Tips and warnings
- Try to place the PC in an area that's as close to the wireless source as possible.
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