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Desktop PC and Wi-Fi to mobile device

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June 18, 2012 6:51:28 AM

My desktop PC don't have the opportunity to make sync between the computer and my phone, (Samsung Galaxy SII ) via Wi-Fi. There is no Wi-Fi in my Desktop PC, and I use cable to the Internet.

What du I have to buy , so that they can talk to each other via Wi-Fi connection.


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June 18, 2012 7:33:31 AM

You should probably invest in a wireless router. That doesn't necessarily mean the desktop PC has to use wireless. It could still be wired to the router if you prefer. But that would get the phone connected to your network over wireless, at which point the desktop and phone could communicate (i.e., sync). Of course, if you want to consider making your desktop wireless too, you'd need to install a USB or PCI wireless adapter. Up to you.

[desktop]<-- wire/wireless -->[wireless router]<-- wireless-->[phone]
June 18, 2012 7:42:08 AM

My router is both for cable and wireless, but since my desktop is wired, I can't connect to it, or can I ??

If I need to sync. depend well what I have an Wi-Fi device in your computer?


A USB adapter will be the easiest, but with which requirements it must havet for it to be used ?
June 18, 2012 12:33:10 PM

Virtually every wireless router includes 4-5 ethernet (LAN) ports so you can plug in various wired-only devices, such as your desktop. Once all your devices are using the same router, whether they are connected via wire or wireless, they are "networked" and can communicate with each other, including syncing. IOW, the phone and desktop don’t need to be specifically connected over wireless to sync. They just need to be part of the same network established by the router, regardless whether it’s wire or wireless. Adding a wireless adapter to the desktop is not a necessity, it’s optional, it’s just a convenience. But if you’d like to have a wireless desktop too, yes, buy a wireless adapter. But again, a wired connection for the desktop is all that’s absolutely necessary for sync purposes.
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