Everything You Need To Know About The Wireless Router For Laptops

So how can you set up your internet connection so it has a wireless router for laptops to connect to?

First, in case you don't know, a wireless router is the piece of equipment that makes wireless technology possible.

When you attach your cable or dsl modem to a router, it allows any computer with a wireless network card to connect to the internet.

But enough of all the "techie" terms...

What should I look for when purchasing a router?

First, you want a router that has at least 802.11g technology.

If you look at the description and it doesn't say anything about having 802.11g then don't purchase it. Do not get a router that is just 802.11a or 802.11b.

Caveat There is new router technology that will be out soon called 802.11n. If you want to connect at incredibly fast speeds then purchase this instead.

What Else Should You Consider?

Think about how many people will be using your wireless connection at one time.

Routers vary on how many computers they allow to be connected at one time. If you expect several people to be connected at once, purchase a router that will be able to handle many laptop computers at the same time.

Also, consider who will be using the internet through your router. If you live in a congested area, it is very likely someone will try to get internet access through your router.

Be extremely aware of this!

Endless possibilities can happen when the wrong person is using your internet access. So do the best thing and prevent it from happening.

What can you do?

Try to find a router that offers quality security. And more importantly, a router that lets you have your connection password protected.

It is strongly encouraged that you set it up to where you have to enter a password to connect.

Even if you aren't worried about security, having many unknown users using your internet will make your internet connection painfully slow.

Recommendations

If you haven't purchased a wireless router for laptops yet, my top recommendation is to purchase a Belkin.

I have had great success with my Belkin router. It is incredibly simple to set up. It also allows you to password protect your connection.

If you don't choose Belkin, two other name brands that are very popular are Linksys and Netgear.

The cheapest and best place to purchase a router is at eBay. But if you are in a hurry, all of the name brands I mentioned above can be found at Wal-Mart or Best Buy.

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