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What is a desktop card? Belkin Wireless G Router questions too.

I bought my son a Belkin Wireless G Router so he can connect his Wii to the internet. It says on the box that in order to connect with a desktop computer I need a desktop card or a USB adapter. I have a desktop computer, but does that mean only if I want to connect that to another desktop? If I need a desktop card or a USB adapter - what do they do?

Also, if I have a firewall on my desktop computer, does that cover the Wii also? I am obviously new to this whole thing. Thank you.

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The only thing you need is a network connection in the back of your computer if you are going wired or a wireless adaptor for each device if you want to connect that way.

I understand the Wii has wireless built into it but you might want to check on that.

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