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I would like my computer to be wireless instead of having to hook it up to the modem every time how do I do this is their software I can buy or download

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If u have a late model laptop, it would have come with wi Fi (wireless) switch, most likely in the front this turns your with Fi on and off, if its a late model you can buy a with Fi card for laptops, or a USB wi Fi dongle which allows you to connect to wi Fi , they can be bought at Harvey Norman or eBay ..

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  • blair carriere Jan 29, 2013

    The problem was some of the drivers weren't working for the Wi-Fi part of it not much of a computer guy that's all I know I did somehow manage to fix it myself Playing with the help button and it kind of pushed me over in that area and then I just clicked on stuff and click reload or something like that

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