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Old 07-23-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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Sorry if someone has asked this before however i typed this question into the City data search category here as not to be redundant and yet didn't notice any threads about this and so i'd really appreciate any advice from the city data computer/wifi internet experts here.

O.k. where i live they now offer free wifi and so i'm going to get rid of my paid cable internet and connect with the wireless service to my desktop pc (Dell) and so it looks like for new hardware i'll need two items (?) which are a wireless router and a wireless usb adapter correct or no? Curious as to how they work and so is it that the adapter is the actual antenna and the router is what converts the signal for my PC?

Anyway thanks for any help here !!

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Old 07-23-2011, 04:32 PM
 
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It doesn't sound like you need the router to connect. Just use a USB wifi adapter.
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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If wireless is available then the router is already in place somewhere close. You need the USB adapter for your PC.

This is the one I use:

Newegg.com - TRENDnet TEW-644UB Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-bit WEP (Hex & ASCII), WPA/WPA2 (TKIP/AES), WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

It is fast and reliable.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:00 AM
 
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Thanks a bunch DKF747 and Tek Freek as i really appreciate the info !!!
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