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Wireless WLAN Transmitter for Desktop Computer? [closed]

I would like to know whether I can buy a Wireless WLAN Transmitter for my desktop computer in order to not use a internet cable to connect to the internet but rather via my router's wireless WLAN ...
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2answers
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I have a laptop running Linux Mint 13 with a working wifi card and a desktop with no wifi card running Arch Linux. I temporarily have no access to a Ethernet connection, so I'd like to use my laptop ...
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0answers
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1answer
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0answers
101 views

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Recently I've been having some network trouble with the desktop in my living room. Right now I have Comcast internet service, which is the 50 Mbps plan. Now on my desktop computer, I've only been ...
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1answer
396 views

Are there really no consumer-available WiFi adapters supporting WOL?

I can't for the life of me find any wireless adapters, of any kind, supporting wake-on-lan. Is this technology really a "laptop" only technology?
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1answer
500 views

How do I share files between MacbookPro over WAN to my PC over LAN?

I have a wireless router set up, connected to the internet through a modem through LAN, connected to my PC through LAN, and connected to my Macbook Pro via WAN. Here's a rough image of the network map ...
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Can I use my laptop's wifi card in my new desktop PC?

There are already variations of this question, but I haven't found the help I'm looking for. I have a Gateway NV series laptop that doesn't work anymore. I bought it only a year ago and I think the ...
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2answers
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Can I use my laptop's wireless adapter in a desktop computer?

I bought a new desktop computer and my old one will be used in the living room. It is not very practical to lay a network cable through the living room to the desktop, so I was starting to think about ...
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Use Android phone as wireless adapter for Ubuntu desktop

Is there any way I could use my Android phone (rooted) as a wireless adapter for my Ubuntu desktop? Or share the data connection? edit: Is there any full free ones?
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How to connect to wireless router using Dell Optiplex 755?

I have a Dell Optiplex 755 (Ultra Small form factor) which according to the manual has a IntelĀ® 82566DM Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Integrated on system board. I use Ubuntu 10.04 but I can not see any ...
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2answers
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Wireless card for desktop seems much weaker than laptop's

My laptop's wireless is so much more powerful than the wireless card that I got for my desktop. Is that typical? Are there any wireless cards for desktops that can match the efficiency of a laptop's ...
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4answers
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Adding WiFi connection to a desktop PC

I'm aware of two ways to add wifi connectivity to a desktop PC: a USB dongle, and an internal card. As far as speed, reliability, and security go, are either of these solutions preferable over the ...
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3answers
108 views

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Something seems to be up with my friends computer. The desktop (running XP) is hardwired into the router, but it won't connect to the internet. So then I tried to use this wireless adapter via USB ...
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2answers
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Connecting desktop computer to the internet through laptop wifi

Due to some home network complications I have had to move my router to a seperate part of the house, therefore the wired network I had set up can no longer work. Before I find the time to go out and ...