Wireless adapter

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
USB wireless adapter

Any peripheral device that allows a desktop or laptop to connect to another device wirelessly is called a wireless adapter. The most common use of these devices is to allow a computer to connect to a router for Internet access. While the most widely used wireless adapters utilize a USB (universal serial bus) interface (as shown in the image), there are also adapters that connect via PCIe (PCI Express) and the older PC Card socket.

Access point, Network terms, Peripheral device, Wireless