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Is it hard to connect a router and what kind would you recommend. I am not that swift with things like that and my hubby sure isn't. Do I need an electrician to come in???? Thanks so much, JJ

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No need for an electrician. Routers are pretty easy to set up, the included instructions are really all you need. I recommend Netgear for beginners as I find their instructions the best, and they are decently priced at local stores. If you need any help in setting one up, or find the instructions confusing, feel free to comment back on this post, and I'll help you with everything.

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