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Routers I'm going to buy a laptop. What is the best way to hook it up to the internet? I'm thinking about buying a router. I'm just worried that if I use a router, I won't be able to use wi-fi anywhere but within range of that router. Is that true? Or will I still be able to use it anywhere?

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  • ishharris Jul 28, 2008

    Yes, it does.

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    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Does your notebook computer have wireless networking built into it?

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You can use your wireless connection anywhere you need it.

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There are a lot of different ways you can go. you can get a wwireless router, or you can get a wired router and a seperate wireless gaetway device and cable it to the router. That would enable you to put it someplace centrally located. you could also get a wireless capable router AND a wireless acces point and combine them to double your coverage area.

I all depends upon what you need it to do and what is more important to you.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

  • Bob Duker Jul 28, 2008

    Also, there are several "extended Range" routers, but the extended range usually only occurs if you have the same brand of wireless card with the extra features built in.



    There are also antenna boosters available that can increase the range of any wireless signal as well.



    Of all standards, wireless G will give you the greatest range of all of them, and make sure you set your router up to only use The Wireles "G" format, it will make better use of that longer range capability.

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