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what to look for when buying a router?


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#1 polarpimp

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 08:31 PM

ok, I have a ps3, laptop, itouch, and a desktop computer. what to look for when buying a router? Will the desktop need something so it can detect the wireless?

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 11:09 PM

Just buy the newest one, that would be a N type router. If you want to go wireless to your desktop it will need a wireless adapter. There are lots to choose from but there are only a couple kinds: Internal(PCI) and External(USB normally)

USB - comes in 2 sub catagories: Dongle and corded. Dongle is a thumb drive type device. Corded is just that, a USB cord plugs into your PC and the other end plugs into the part that houses the antennae.

Internal - PCI is a card with an antennae sticking out the back of the PC.

With all of these you plug them in and install some drivers and they should work just fine. I am not really recommending one over the other or those specific brands, those are just the first examples I found.

I will say this when my oldest brother asked me to get all his PCs online via wireless, the corded USB is what I chose. I liked the fact you could move it around if needed to get a better signal.

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