How to Connect Desktop to Wi-Fi

A desktop computer can be connected to a Wi-Fi connection just as easily as a laptop or cellphone. Depending on the type of device you are on, connecting to Wi-Fi may vary but the basics remain the same.

In order to connect a desktop or PC to Wi-Fi, you will need to make sure your desktop has a wireless network adapter. Check for the wireless network adapter by selecting the “Start” button, typing “device manager” in the search box, and selecting “Device Manager” when it appears. Expand “Network adapters” and look for/select a network adapter with the word “wireless” in the name.

You will then need to position your wireless router where it will receive the strongest signal with the least amount of interference.

The benefits of connecting a desktop to wireless network connection include being able to set your workspace up anywhere that there is a power outlet rather than being limited to where the modem is. Connecting a desktop via Wi-Fi means you no longer have to physically connect the modem to the desktop computer.

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