How to connect a computer to WiFi?

Ildar Yunusov
Ildar Yunusov
July 9, 2014
How to connect a computer to WiFi?

Today, Wi-Fi technology is very widespread in the field of public Internet networks and for home use. Such an Internet connection has a lot of advantages. Therefore, it would be desirable that absolutely all devices could be connected to Wi-Fi, including a home computer without a built-in Wi-Fi receiver. In this article we will talk about the basic methods that allow you to connect Wi-Fi to a stationary computer.

How to connect a computer to Wi-Fi through the internal receiver

The internal receiver is a board with antennas. To install it, you need to open the system unit and insert it into the motherboard through the PCI interface. There is no need to have any special knowledge for this, because there is not a lot of choice where you can insert the internal Wi-Fi receiver board into the system unit. After installing the card, you need to go to the “Wireless Networks” and connect to your network using the access password if your network is secure.

The advantages of this method include the hidden installation of the receiver and the reliability of the connection of the Wi-Fi receiver to the computer. Among the shortcomings - the need to remove the casing of the system unit and the fear of still inserting the board somewhere not there.

How to connect a computer via Wi-Fi through an external receiver

Connecting a computer to Wi-Fi via an external receiver is as easy as opening a flash card using a computer. You just need to insert the external receiver into the USB port and install the receiver drivers that are on the CD in the Wi-Fi receiver bundle. After all the drivers are installed, you need to go to the "Wireless Networks", find your Wi-Fi network and connect to it using a password, if one is available.

From the advantages of this method, you can select the ease of installation and start. Among the shortcomings is the open installation method. If there are no free USB ports on the back of the system unit, then it will have to be installed, and this will be somewhat inconvenient.

The speed of the Internet on a computer is almost independent of the strength of the receiver, but the signal power may be different, but it has nothing to do with the length of the antenna. In terms of price and reception power, the external and internal receivers do not differ much, so if you want to connect your home computer to the Internet via Wi-Fi,the decisive factor, most likely, will be the ease of installation and the presence of a sufficient number of USB ports in your system unit.

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