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Do Desktops pick up internet connection like laptops do? Im planning on purchasing a desktop pc however im not sure if i can pick up internet like my current laptop does, U see i just moved in and dont have a phone or internet connection. But sumtimes my laptop gets a signal and naturally its not realiable. Does the desktop need to have a wireless card connected?

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If you get a wireless network adapter for your desktop, then yes. You'll be able to pick up "stray" wireless signals. I recommend getting a USB adapter that has a wire connected to it. That will allow you to move the adapter around a bit to get the best signal.

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Normally desktops have a wired ethernet, but you can buy a wireless one for next to nothing and just put in an empty slot.

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Hi there.
You hit the nail right on the head!! desktops don't come wireless enabled so you will need a wireless card installed into it.
I recommend a wireless PCI card as a Dongle are not that good and can be easily broken.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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