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# 39993 22-Aug-2009 19:16
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I know this may sound a bit dumb but I know you can have wireless internet for your laptop but can the same be done for a PC and what is required?

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  # 249723 22-Aug-2009 19:31
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a wireless PCI or wireless USB adaptor required to connect your desktop to wireless network.




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  # 249862 23-Aug-2009 17:42
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Is this because you don't have broadband via your phone line at home?

Or maybe your computer isn't near a phone socket?

Can you tell us a little more about your situation?

Depending on your problem there are some good options available.

Also tell us about your computer: How old? Is it a Mac? What Version of Windows?




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  # 249907 23-Aug-2009 20:05
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Hi Thanks Just curious if it could be done and my computer is fairly new runnng broadband just a long way from the phone socket

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  # 249962 23-Aug-2009 23:55
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yes it can be done, you just need a wifi reciever thingy. something like this

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Networking-modems/Wireless-networking/Adaptors/auction-236874831.htm

however, I would recommend that you do one of two things instead if possible

1) run a network cable through your walls/roof/floor if possible. you will get better speeds and more reliable connection that wifi
or
2) call up telecom and get them to come and and install a spliter and jack point where you want your computer to be.

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  # 249964 24-Aug-2009 00:22
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Do you have a wireless modem? If so, as mentioned above, buy a USB wifi stick and slot it into your USB slot on your PC.

If you don't have a wireless option, get a Telecom technician to install another jack point for you, just like NonprayingMantis said.

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