How To Make Your PC or Desktop WIFI

Here is a quick visual guide on making your PC WiFi and connecting to a home or office router or even a mobile hotspot.

Recently I bought a second PC to work at my office, but we placed this new PC (Desktop Computer) in another room. While our first PC is connected to the main router using an ethernet cable, there was no way to extend the line to the second PC. This is a problem that many others may have faced. Let’s get to the solution.

How To Make Your PC or Desktop WIFI?

We can connect the PC to WIFI using a low-cost WIFI USB adapter. Here is a review and how to use a WIFI adapter to connect your PC to the internet without using any wires.

Let’s first Look at how to connect, and then we will get to the best WiFi adapters for PC that you can buy in India.

Use WIFI USB Adapter to Connect to Mobile Hotspot or WIFI network

The solution to making the PC WIFI is pretty simple, but you will need to buy a cheap WIFI adapter – TP-Link TL-WN725N 150Mbps Wireless N Nano USB Adapter.

How To Make Your PC or Desktop WIFI In 5 Minutes

How To Connect WIFI Adapter And Make Your PC WIFI

The Tp-LinkUSB WIFI Reciever or WIFI Nano USB adapter is the magic device you can use to make your PC WIFI in 2 minutes.

The device is priced at Rs. 500 and comes with support to work with any router and will also work with a mobile hotspot.

The TP-Link USB WIFI Receiver comes in neat packaging and a DVD drive to install the drivers.

Tp Link USB WIFI Reciever

How to Connect to WIFI or Mobile Hotspot Using this USB WIFI Reciever.

1). Connect the TP-Link USB WIFI Receiver to any USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port on your PC (Desktop Computer), as shown in the image below.
Tp Link USB WIFI Reciever
2). Download the TP-Link USB WIFI Receiver drivers from the TP-Link Website – Link to Download. Or you can install the drivers from the CD provided along with the USB receiver.
How To Make Your PC or Desktop WIFI In 5 Minutes
3). After the drivers are installed, you will see the WIFI network on the bottom right corner of the Windows, as shown in the image below.
Windows 10 WIFI
4). Connect to the known network (your router or your mobile hotspot); if you have a password set for connecting, can enter the password to connect.

That’s All – Hurreyy ….. Now Your PC has become WIFI.

It will not take more than 5 minutes to make your PC WIFI if you have a WIFI USB receiver.

This is one of the best and easiest ways to convert your non-wifi PC to a WIFI PC.

5 Best USB WIFI Adapters In India

1. TP-LINK WiFi Dongle 300 Mbps Mini Wireless Network USB

We bought the 150 Mbps adapter, but there are 300 Mbps adapters available for an almost similar price. It is better to buy these.

How To Make Your PC or Desktop WIFI In 5 Minutes

The TP-LINK WiFi Dongle 300 Mbps Mini Wireless Network USB adapter comes with 300 Mbps speed and is available to purchase for Rs. 599.

The adapter can work with both Windows and Mac OS. It has a USB 2.0 interface and can work with laptops and Desktop computers without any hassles.

TP-Link is a reliable brand, and they make excellent networking products.

2. TP-Link 150 Mbps High Gain Wireless Network WiFi Adapter for PC

TP Link Hi Gain USB WIFI Adapter

The TP-LINK WiFi Dongle offers a higher range and comes with an external antenna for better network coverage.

If your secondary PC is far away from the primary router, I suggest you buy the high range adapter for a better and more stable connection.

The adapter can work with both Windows and Mac OS. It has a USB 2.0 interface and can work with laptops and Desktop computers without any hassles.

The WIFI Adapter is available for Rs. 749 and comes with a 1-year warranty from the brand.

3. D-Link DWA-182 Wireless AC1300 Dual Band USB 3.0 Adapter

Dlink Dual Band WIFI USB Adapter
Dlink Dual Band WIFI USB Adapter

If you are looking for a Dual Band USB Adapter that supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies, I suggest buying the DLink Dual-Band WiFi Adapter.

If your PC is not too far from the Main router and there is good coverage for the 5 GHz band, it will be better to buy this adapter.

The WiFi Adapter comes with a USB 3.0 interface and supports – 802.11g, 802.11a, and 802.11n. DLink claims theoretical speeds up to 867 Mbps. In practical terms, you can easily use it up to 200 to 300 Mbps speed.

4. TP-Link AC 1300 High Gain WiFi Adapter for PC

TP Link AC 1300 WIFI Adapter
TP-Link AC 1300 WIFI Adapter

The TP-LINK WiFi Dongle offers a higher range and comes with an external antenna for better network coverage.

If your router supports Dual Band – 2.4 GHz and 5 Ghz frequency, then this can be an ideal choice for you.

The adapter can work with both Windows and Mac OS. It has a USB 3.0 interface and can work with laptops and Desktop computers without any hassles.

The USB adapter promises a speed of 867 Mbps on 5 GHz and about 400 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz network.

The WIFI Adapter is available for Rs. 1699 and comes with a 1-year warranty from the brand.

Use Your Old Router to Make Your PC WiFi

Here is another way you can convert a non-WIFI PC to WIFI.

If you have an old router lying with you, you can connect it to the main router.

Your router needs to have the repeater mode.

Using a Secondary Router as Repeater
Using a Secondary Router as a Repeater

I am using the repeater mode and router with the primary router in the repeater mode.

Once the second router is connected, you can use an ethernet wire to connect it to the PC.

Your PC will now have a live internet connection.

Buy a WiFi Repeater or Range Extender

If you want a stronger connection with less speed drop, it is better to invest in a repeater. Some of the repeaters also come with an ethernet port output.

You can connect the repeater to the main router and connect it to the PC using the ethernet cable.

TP-Link AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Range Extender

Buy a Motherboards with inbuilt WIFI Support.

Some motherboards come with an inbuilt WIFI receiver for them you don’t need to buy anything.

So that is an easy way to do it.

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