Wi-Fi-enabled tower?

By learninmypc
Jan 12, 2013
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  1. On my W7 tower, I've been seeing a WI FI icon
    but assumed it just meant I could use a usb wi fi device on it which I have done. Well, today curiosity got the best of me & I pulled the DSL out of the back & it totally amazed me to know I was still online, no usb.
    How long have towers been like laptops, come wi fi enabled?
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    A tower can have wifi "enabled" if it has a wifi card.
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,097   +223

    Ok, would it need a wifi card since it has wireless keyboard/mouse?
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    A couple things:
    Firstly, you already seem to have a wireless card.
    Second, why are you asking are you having problems with your keyboard and mouse?
    Third, no.
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,097   +223

    No problems, I've just never seen an illuminated wifi icon on any tower till this one.
    It simply got me curious which is why I pulled the DSL cable out & was still online. It has a usb wifi thing for the mouse/keyboard.
    Thank you.:)
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    BTW the "usb wifi thing" is generally bluetooth or rf based and has nothing to do with wifi.
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,097   +223

    Ok, thanks.
  8. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,384   +607

    Motherboards can have wifi built in to them, or you can have a wifi card as previously mentioned. I've seen a fair few retail boxes come with built-in wifi lately.
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,097   +223



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