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Can not connect to the internet

I just purchased an Acer Aspire 5515, with built in high speed wireless LAN.

Do I need to purchase a router to use within my home or at wi-fi areas? If so, what kind should I get?

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In order for you to use your built in wireless card on your Acer, you need to have a way to convert your internet connection in your home to a wireless LAN so your laptop can see it and connect to it. This is done with a wireless router. They are relatively inexpensive and simple to set up.

In order to connect at public wi fi areas such as those that are found at hotels and starbucks, then all you need to do is turn on your computer and make sure your wireless is turned on on your Acer. It should automatically alert you to any wireless signals it finds and you can connect that way.

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Your home yes, WiFi hotspots no, they already are using a router to give you access. Get a Linksys Broadband router, the WRT54G is the old standby, but they have a new sleek model, "same price", with no antenna's sticking up, it is basically the same, but looks very modular, not like a clock radio, with antenna's sticking out. I would still select the 4 port model, in case you want to hardwire, a desktop, for a server.or a print server, They run about $50.00 at most electronics stores.

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