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

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Using a USB Wi-Fi Adapter

There's an attractive alternative to opening up your desktop computer to add a Wi-Fi card. Microsoft and a number of other vendors make a Universal Serial Bus (USB) Wi-Fi adapter. These adapters fit in a USB connector, so you have to have a free USB port to be able to use one of these adapters.

Figure 9.21 shows a cute, little USB Wi-Fi connector that also doubles as a key ring (I kid you not).

Figure 9.21. An inexpensive USB Wi-Fi adapter.

One of the best things about using a USB Wi-Fi adapter is that it should work on any computer (Apple or Windows) that has a free USB connector. It will work on ...

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