WiFi connections

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italiangirl Posts 2 Registration date Thursday November 12, 2015 Status Member Last seen November 13, 2015 - Nov 12, 2015 at 08:54 PM
italiangirl Posts 2 Registration date Thursday November 12, 2015 Status Member Last seen November 13, 2015 - Nov 13, 2015 at 04:44 PM
Does every computer I want to use have to have a hardware or software WiFi connection?

Is this connection inside the computer as software, or do I have to buy it?

Telstra told me I would have to have a modem but not the one I have now. Please explain this to me.

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italiangirl Posts 2 Registration date Thursday November 12, 2015 Status Member Last seen November 13, 2015 1
Nov 13, 2015 at 04:44 PM
Thank you for the information, easy to understand. The issue is solved.

I now know what to do when I get WiFi.

Cheers, italiangirl
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Nov 13, 2015 at 03:21 PM
Many computers use wifi to connect to the Internet. They use a combination of hardware and software to do this. Every laptop you buy today will have this hardware and software. Most desktop computers use a wired connection to a broadband modem and do not have wifi built-in. It's possible to buy extra hardware to use wifi on a desktop computer.

To use wifi:
You either connect to a public wifi site or use a modem to connect to broadband Internet from a Internet provider (like Telstra).

Good Luck