Best Wireless Adapters

Updated February 2019
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Wireless adapters give your laptop computer or desktop computer wireless connectivity. If your laptop or desktop computer doesn’t have wireless capability, you can add it with these adapters. Wireless adapters allow you to add WiFi, cellular, or Bluetooth capabilities to the computer. For example, if you’re in a rural area where there’s no WiFi available, you can continue to use the computer. Just give the computer access to a cellular network with a wireless adapter. You can find wireless adapters in a few different configurations. Some wireless adapters consist of PCIe cards that you’ll install inside the computer. But using a wireless adapter with a USB port will give you easier installation. Just plug the wireless adapter into the computer's USB port, and you'll have wireless access.

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