Wifi for numptys

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  1. highwayman

    highwayman Funster Life Member

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    Hi folks
    I hope someone can help.
    Our boys are going to get their own laptops and we're hoping to get and
    set-up a wifi system so they can use our broadband connection without
    tying-up our computer.
    So the questions are,
    How do you make the wifi secure?
    What's the differance between the expensive and cheap routers?
    Will a cheap router service two laptops and a pc at the same time?
    Can you keep the explanations simple :wub:
    thanks in advance

    regards......nige
     
  2. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Hi, get the fastest router you can afford. Making it secure is fairly easy, there should be instructions with the router. On mine I had to got to a website for my router (Belkin) where there was a "wizard" which was easy to follow. Once you decide which type of security you want and input the number into your computer/laptop you don't have to do this again (unless you want to allow another computer access). ::bigsmile:
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    I am no expert on this stuff, and If I have got anything wrong I am sure that someone will be along sharpish to let you know:roflmto:
     
  4. johnsandywhite

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  5. GeraldandAnnie

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    Hi, Nige

    You'll need to make sure the wi-fi router is compatible with your ISP (e.g. AOL and NTL / Virgin might need special versions), and that it has wired connections. They nearly always have these so you can set them up.

    I use a Netgear DG834G - you can even buy it from Amazon in the UK. It's very good, and reliable. We often have 2 wired PCs and 3 wireless laptops hung off it. No problems.
     

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