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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi® Wireless Networking by Harold Davis

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Chapter 9. Wi-Fi on Your Desktop

In this chapter

  • Adding an AirPort card to an AirPort-ready Apple desktop

  • Adding a Wi-Fi PCI card to a Windows desktop

  • Using a USB Wi-Fi adapter with both Apple and Windows computers

In Chapter 8, “Adding Wi-Fi to a Mobile Computer,” I showed you how to add a Wi-Fi card to your laptop computer. This chapter shows you how to add Wi-Fi to a desktop computer.

There are a number of reasons you might want to add Wi-Fi to a desktop computer. For example, you might have a Wi-Fi–enabled laptop and want to network it to a desktop computer to share files (and Internet access). (For the details of setting up a small office or home network with Wi-Fi, see Part IV, “Creating a Wi-Fi Network.”)

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