How to Get a WiFi Connection on My Home Computer

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How to Get a WiFi Connection on My Home Computer
Wireless networks let you place a PC anywhere. (wireless image by Szymon Apanowicz from Fotolia.com)

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

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert the installation CD that came with your USB Wireless Adapter. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers for the device.

  2. 2

    Connect the adapter to your PC when prompted to, using a USB Cable.

  3. 3

    Restart the computer if prompted to.

  4. 4

    Right-Click the wireless icon located in your desktop status bar.

  5. 5

    Click on the wireless connection setting in the menu that appears.

  6. 6

    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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