VIA Freeze and VIA Thaw both have ethernet ports so that they can be connected to a network. Certain VIA Thaw devices also have an internal WiFi capability but if yours does not, or you want to add WiFi to a VIA Freeze, here is how you can achieve this.
You will need a specific ethernet to WiFi adapter device or a more general purpose Wireless router that supports Client mode.
GE has tested the following devices:
IO Gear Ethernet-2-WiFi adapter, model GWU637
|No configuration required, but the adapter requires power from a USB port or a separate USB charger.|
|Must be configured for Client mode before use.|
Overview of wireless router modes
|Access Point (AP)||Connects a device which only supports WiFi to a wired internet connection||No (wrong way round)|
|Wireless Router||Makes a local WiFi network for multiple WiFi-only devices to share a wired internet connection||No (wrong way round)|
|Repeater||Boosts the range of a WiFi network to cover a greater distance||No|
|Connects to a primary WiFI network and creates a second WiFi network. (e.g. to create a guest network)||No|
|Connects a device which only supports wired networking to a WiFi network||Yes|
AP Client Router
|Makes a local WiFi network for multiple WiFi-only devices to share a single WiFi connection. Useful when the internet WiFi limits the numbers of devices or asks username/password to connect.||No|