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Are network routers and network adapters the same?

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April 11, 2010 5:02:49 PM

Hello,
we want to setup our tv to get direct tv on demand. It calls for using a network adaptor,,,,we have an extra d-link router here,,is that the same as an adaptor, because this won't let us connect to the internet, it can't find our wireless connection
April 11, 2010 5:28:19 PM

trixala said:
Hello,
we want to setup our tv to get direct tv on demand. It calls for using a network adaptor,,,,we have an extra d-link router here,,is that the same as an adaptor, because this won't let us connect to the internet, it can't find our wireless connection




The wireless adapter is usually the description for the equipment that makes your computer able to receive signals the wireless router is putting out. It normally takes teh form of a small USB stick, similar to a memory stick or flash drive - and you can find them on e-Bay for about five pounds, British - $8 US or thereabouts.

As for the router, if you're connected to it via a cable, it will almost certainly be transmitting wirelessly as well. You can check that through the interface (ask for details if needed) or, if you have a friend with a wireless laptop, they could check it's working properly before you spend any more money.


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