Buying a computer system/Laptop internet problems



I have a 2008 laptop that's not wifi ready. It doesn't have wifi.

How do I get an internet connection on it, and what are all the things I need to connect to the internet on my laptop.

Thank you.


Well, we'll need to know more about the system - who made it, what model number, etc in order to determine what kind of expansion capabilities it offers. Having said that, WiFi is not a pre-requisite for Internet access, nor is it expensive or complicated to add to a machine assuming it has appropriate expansion capabilities.

If you want to go the route of WiFi at home, you will also need some form of access point to provide the WiFi signal for your associated devices to use. Along with, of course, an Internet service connection.


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