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Old 07-21-2016, 07:08 PM
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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OK guys, I hope this is right place to ask this question.
I have a regular desktop pc. Comcast is my internet provider. Uses a router, not wifi.
For tv, I have a digital antennae, the expensive kind, about 225.00 all told.
(I am not giving Comcast one more dime than they already get.)

Here's the question. Can I somehow hook up my pc to my tv without getting some kind of wifi
thing? Can I somehow go through my router to get Netflix and Hulu to go to tv?

If I can't how do I set up wifi? Do I have to find some provider in my area? Is it like Comcast?
Can I buy my own wifi thingy, or do I have to rent it like I do from Comcast?

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Old 07-22-2016, 01:44 AM
Location: SF Bay Area
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You can connect your PC directly to the TV via a VGA or HDMI or DVI ... depending what kind of ports our TV has.
Then your TV will simply act as a monitor and you can access Netflix or Hulu via your PC.

Else, you can get a Roku for streaming. The Roku connects directly to your TV via HDMI and your cable modem via an Ethernet cable.

If you already have internet service then just buy a wireless router ("wifi thingy" in technical parlance) and connect it to the cable modem.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:31 AM
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To expand on jaypee, who gave good advice:

You need two separate connections: one from your computer to your TV. jaypee outlined the possibilities. Which one depends on the connections on your computer, and maybe the TV. You can tell us the computer and TV model numbers and we might be able to look up the specs and decode for your.

The other connection is from your computer to your comcast internet service, assuming that's what you're talking about.

I haven't used comcast, so I don't know what hardware you rent from them, but it is probably what we call a modem, which translates the signal from the comcast cable into an ethernet signal that connects to most computers. These are often, but not always built into what we call a router, which has wireless ethernet too.

If you get regular internet on your computer right now, then you're most of the way there. Let us know.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:50 AM
Location: NJ
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If I'm understanding you correctly, you already have Comcast internet service but don't have wifi. All you need to do is buy a Wifi router that connects to your Comcast modem.
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:29 PM
Location: Diaspora
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This plus a HDMI cable

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