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Before you jump into the wild wireless yonder you need to make sure you're computer has the right stuff --- A wireless network adapter. This card usually plugs in to a port on the computer. In your home it can sync up with your wireless router. Off site it works with signals known as Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) to access the internet. Lots of restaurants and public places are now offering hotspots for computer users. A Hotspot is an area that generates a strong Wi-Fi signal.