What is a WiFi dongle? What if you want to connect your desktop computer to Wi-Fi like your phone or laptop without any extra wires? Phones, tablets, and tablets have a built-in Wi-Fi component that allows you to connect to Wi-Fi networks without the need for wires, but desktop computers or some laptops do not have this component.
To solve this problem, you connect a device that looks like a USB flash drive and has a Wi-Fi component inside the back of the computer so that you can easily connect to Wi-Fi. Just install the driver after connecting it to the back of the computer.
What is a WiFi dongle?
If you want to get rid of extra wires, use wireless USB network adapters (WiFi dongle). If you want to do this, you should know that installing such adapters can be a bit challenging at times. That’s why we have prepared this article to help you get acquainted with this process. Join us to learn how to install wireless network adapters in Windows 7.
Purchase and review
The first step is to buy an adapter. For example, you will get a lot of results by searching Digi Kala or Tarb.
When you find and buy the adapter you want, first look at the back and check the exact model and version. As you can see in this image, you will find the manufacturer code and model. Write it down.
For example, my adapter version 2 is the Belkin F5D8055.
Install the appropriate driver for the USB wireless network adapter
Now it’s time to open the adapter manufacturer’s website and download the appropriate driver for your adapter model and version.
Run the driver setup program and follow all the installation steps carefully. In some cases, you may be asked to insert the USB wireless network adapter into your computer port. Do this immediately, to make sure the settings are done easily.
After installation, you will most likely need to restart your computer. When you log in again, you should see the Wireless Network icon and the USB Wireless Network Adapter in your taskbar.
One thing I noticed when testing some wireless USB network adapters is that manufacturers tend to use the same installer for all operating systems. If you have Windows XP, the launcher will be no different from the Windows 7 launcher.
Unfortunately, this can cause problems. Windows XP is not great at managing wireless network connections, so many vendors offer additional software with drivers that manage wireless network connections, and this is good for Windows XP users.
Windows 7, on the other hand, usually has no problem, and vendors do not offer programs to replace the built-in wireless network management feature. But since the setup program is the same, you will be asked to install such programs. You can see one of these examples, which is related to the Belkin model, in the image below.
By clicking Yes, the program is expected to be installed as well, which means that my wireless USB network adapter will not work properly and will not be able to connect to wireless networks.
If the wireless adapter drivers you installed do not work, uninstall them, restart your computer, and restart. Note that this time pay attention to all the messages and questions you receive. By clicking on No in the example I shared above, other things will happen.