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March 15, 2010 7:36:35 PM

I have a windows 7 32bit desktop wired and a windows 7 64bit wireless.How do I configure them on a router for wireless. Do I need a wireless card for the desktop?

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Anonymous
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March 15, 2010 7:47:45 PM

"Do I need a wireless card for the desktop?" Not if you continue to connect it wired. But if you wish to use wireless you probably need to add a wireless adapter if one wasn't supplied with the desktop. I'd get a PCI wireless adapter.

To configure them start with configuring the router (see manual or quick start which comes with it), setting a wireless channel that doesn't conflict with neighbouring wifi and yet gives a strong signal in your environment. Change the SSID from default (usually the manufacturer's name) to something unique.

Back at the computers use the wireless adapter utilities (or Windows Wireless Connection) to detect your router and try connecting.

If everything works, set wireless security type and password in router and apply settings to each wireless adapter.
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March 22, 2010 9:07:16 AM

Best answer selected by roscokat.
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March 22, 2010 9:12:23 AM

I have the verizon wirless mifi 2200 USB that I use but when I pull it out of my wireless laptop and plug it in my wired desktop the wireless goes off.
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Anonymous
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March 22, 2010 4:15:47 PM

The wireless adapter probably needs a driver installed to the desktop computer.
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