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Is a driver required to run a USB WIFI adapter? Answered

 

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ankur2893

6 years ago

Why do u need a usb wifi device? what i suggest is u download connectify me (http://www.connectify.me/) and without a router u can have wifi. ofcourse ur laptop/pc should have an adapter

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lemonie

8 years ago

Any USB device requires drivers at the PC end. Many will run with generic drivers already installed, those which don't should come with their own (e.g. on a CD)

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skaterdp1lemonie

Answer 8 years ago

 T hank You for your input I relly appreciate it, as I am a definite Beginner at all this computer stuff although I am trying. Might you be willing to suggest to me the best inexpensive route to take for free wifi? I have an old satellite dish and I'm wating to recieve the usb adaptor I thought I would try the adaptor in the old fire extinguisher have 20' of usb cable will this get me free wifi> Also where can I learn how to set up wireless settings? Thanks Again skaterdp1

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seandoguelemonie

Answer 8 years ago

+1. Some come with the OS some come with the adapter.

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skaterdp1seandogue

Answer 8 years ago

 Thank you for your info I appreciate it greatly Thanks

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Burf

8 years ago

Yep. But most O.S. have a basic driver that will work, though if the device came with a disk containing a driver, it is usually preferable to use that.

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frollardBurf

Answer 8 years ago

+1
however:
Windoze, mac-os, and linux all have a generic driver, and I prefer it to the bloatware that comes with a lot of stuff - Windows does a pretty good job of wifi management, and those other programs with fancy gui's and crap just waste resources.