So your desktop or laptop model doesn't come Wi-Fi enabled? No problem! With the wide availability of small, simple USB port wi-fi connectors, any computer with a modern USB port can be wi-fi ready.
Wireless adapters come in a lot of different brands and a few different models. You can get USB "stick" models that plug into your USB port, or "cartridge" models that plug into a slot in the side of the laptop. You can also get wireless cards for desktop models that you insert into the interior.
Computer users rely on wireless adapters to:
1. Connect a desktop computer or laptop to a home wireless system.
2. Enable a roving laptop to access networks during travel.
3. Switch wireless capability between various different computers.
You can easily find wireless adapters for sale online that will fit your needs.
Try the websites of computer manufacturersTake a look at the range of the best USB wireless adapters offered and compare wireless USB adapters.
Buy a cheap USB wireless adapterOther Internet vendors will be able to offer you cheap wireless usb adapters with their selection of off-brand wireless adapters, and because the role of these devices is so simple, many times one is as good as the other.
Shop for wireless adapters as part of a comprehensive network solutionOther equipment for your network is also available online, including routers, Bluetooth products and network boosters for better signals and access. Search for equipment that fits your network needs.
Compare wireless adaptersFind the best rated wireless adapters by going to a supplier of multiple wireless adapter brands.
- Avoid loading your network up with "state of the art" hardware for higher speed. Experts say the speed of your Internet connection is usually limited by external factors, so if you're buying new "N generation" hardware, you may not get returns on it. Before you buy wireless adapter upgrades, make sure you have the capability to get faster signals across your network.
- Evaluate using USB port models. If you're at a desk, USB sticks are fine, but too often, a wireless adapter that sticks out from the USB port gets damaged when the computer is moved around. For users on the go, a cartridge model can be a better choice.