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I currently have a wireless home network and have purchased a new desktop computer. What is the easiest way to connect the desktop to the wireless home network?

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Many wireless routers also come with wired connections. If you can locate your new desktop near the wireless router you can connect to the router using a patch cable (similar to a large phone cord). However, if you do not want to do this, you will need a wireless adapter for your new computer. The adapter should be the same brand as the router to ensure compatibility.

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Hello, i have an hp laptop. my family and i just moved and purchased a new wi fi router. my step dad's laptop can connect without a problem, mine will not. i've tried everything except completely wipping...


Most computers connect to a WiFi network automatically.
Please make sure the wireless in your computer is turned on. There should be a button with an indicator light near your keyboard, just switch it on.

Alternatively open your start menu and find "network" or "internet connections". There should be an option for wireless that you can select. Wireless connections will be scanned and you will need to select from a list of options to connect to. Once you click it you will be connected to your home WiFi Network.

If your network has a password your will need to enter the Network Name (Called SSID) and the Password in the Wireless Connection Wizard.

This will resolve the issue you are facing.
I will look forward to your feedback and positive rating.

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This is when you are behind a router.

Goto Network and sharing center. Click on Manage Wireless Network. Click on Adapter properties. Click Internet Protocol version 4. Click properties, then set the ipaddress of your laptop it doesn't have to be identical to any of your existing connection, your subnet, default gateway. And also input your IP DNS.




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Right click on My Computer and chose Properties.
Click on Hardware and then Device Manager. This lists all the Hardware in your PC.
Next double click on Network Adapters.
If there is a wireless card listed here then you will be be able to connect to a wireless network. If not then you'll have to purchase one from a PC shop.

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http://lifehacker.com/software/wifi/geek-to-live-set-up-a-home-wireless-network-162754.php

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