Question: Do I Need A Computer To Get Internet Service?

Can you have internet service without a computer?

Strictly speaking, there’s no point having an internet connection without a computer of some kind, since you can’t decode the data packets into words and images by hand.

You can have internet on a phone, or a smart TV, or a single-board computer like a Raspberry Pi that fits into a matchbox.

Do I need a computer to get internet?

The short answer is no. At the very least you will need an Internet router (like a cable modem or a DSL switch) and both of these are special-purpose computers. So, even at the basic level, you need a computer. “Bringing the Internet into your house” is the process of getting access to those other computers.

Do you need a desktop computer to setup a wireless network?

To connect your portable or desktop PC to your wireless network, the PC must have a wireless network adapter. Most laptops and tablets—and some desktop PCs—come with a wireless network adapter already installed.

How do I get my computer to connect to the Internet?

To connect a router to your computers with a wireless connection:

  • Plug one end of an Ethernet cable into your modem.
  • Plug the other end of that Ethernet cable into the Internet, Uplink, WAN, or WLAN port on your router.
  • Plug in your router.
  • On your computer, click Start, and click Shut Down.