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I recently purchased an HP Laptop for my wife. We currently have the HP Destktop. The desktop has wireless. How do I network the laptop? What do I need to make it happen?

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First thinks first. Every computer must be connected with your router (with wire or wireless) in order to send and receive files either to the internet or to the other computer. In other words takes no difference if the desktop is wireless or with wire connected.
I assume that you know your wi-fi details (network name or SSID and password). Enable the wi-fi reception at the laptop's side. There must be a switch or a key combination (for example Fn + F2) for that. Soon your computer will prompt you that there are available networks at your area. Choose yours and the laptop will ask for the password. Type it (take care for the capitals and the o - letter / 0 - zero number) and soon the connection will be established.

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