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Wireless connect my acer computer from radio shack has built in wireless. i cannot get an adequate signal to operate my laptop (even next to desktop unit). can i connect a d-link unit in addition to the internal connection. In addition, are wireless services specific to the brand of computer used. thanks, frank

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It has a built in wireless adapter, you still need a router.

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Desktop PCs do not generally have wireless switches. These are usually only to be found on laptops, netbooks and some nettops.

It is unusual for mid-specification desktop PCs like yours to have a built-in wireless function.

So the answer is that there is no wireless switch.

You can make a desktop PC wireless enabled by adding either an internal PCI wireless card or plugging in an external USB Wireless Adapter (far simpler). With these devices and their drivers and software installed, you will see a wireless icon bottom right of screen. Right click on this icon > View Available Networks/Connect to a Network to find your router's signal > once you connect to your wireless router by entering the SSID (router name) and Network Key (encrypted access code), the PC will be able access the internet wirelessly.

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your notebook has WiFi, which is radio frequency internet, it transmits and receives radio signals (frequencies) . Your desktop, most likely, does not support WiFi on its own , so you need to use RG45 cable , ethernet cable to be connected from your desktop to the router.

So in other words thsi is what happens with your notebook and the router.
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The radios used for WiFi communication are very similar to the radios used for walkie-talkies, cell phones and other devices.

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