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Can I access the internet wirelessly with a desktop pc?

I already have a pc with high speed cable internet service and a laptop with a wireless router. Can I add a new desktop pc (Dell GX280) to the internet service with just a wireless internet card?

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  • pietanzajls Mar 08, 2009

    Yes

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    Leon Apte May 11, 2010

    Is the wireless router connected to the high speed cable internet service?

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Than yes you just get a wifi card (i suggest a usb) for your desk top . If you have security on your router (WEP, WPA2) you will need to know that password.

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Theoretically, yes. you'll just need to install the correct driver on the dell and know what you're doing when you install the wifi card.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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