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Replacing a wired router with wifi router?

I have high speed dsl router ( wired ). Is there any possible way of changing and setting it with a wireless router ( wifi ) without the assistance of the service provider? If there is, how would i set it up?

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    Shayaan Tanwir Jul 10, 2010

    well the issue is that i have a 1 mbps connection and service providers' dsl router. If i use another router ( wireless ) instead of the previous one, would it still work without the providers' authentication?

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Setting up a wireless router is usually very simple, and the entire process should be well explained in the users manual of the router you choose to purchase (as far as setting up security, plugging things in, etc.). You do want to make sure that all the computer's that will be using the network have a wireless adapter built in, if not you will need to purchase those as well (one for each computer). Also consider the speed at which you need to access the internet, as using wifi can slow your connection speeds a little bit, usually its not noticeable though. There are currently 2 popular wifi "modes" Wireless G, which is around 10mbs (not very fast, but fast enough for most users), or Wireless N, which is the fastest available today around 150mbs.
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