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Lap top problem

I have a desktop computer i have internet my boyfriend has a laptop wirerless buit in. why can't he connect to the internet?

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Re: lap top problem

Wireless network adapters require an associated wireless receiver (such as a wireless router or wireless access point) to recieve the radio signals from the adapter and eventually route them to a wire and in you case it would be the wire providing internet services to your desktop computer. If there is no wireless receiver there is no device to convert the radio communications of the wireless adapter and rout those signals to the internet.

I hope this helps.

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