Going Wireless

a and b

So I need to get some wireless internet.  We are using a wired router that works really well, but it’s wired, so, yeah.  That means I can’t grab my laptop and go into the other room because I have no way of picking up a wireless signal.  So the researching for new routers has begun.

It needs to have good security.

I don’t want anyone using my signal without me knowing.  Of course, if I know someone I might share with them but I don’t want random people doing that.  I also don’t want anyone connecting to it and doing something they shouldn’t be.

It needs to be easy to use.

I know there are some fancy computer things out there but I basically just want to be able to plug it in and have it work.  I  don’t want any fancy setup or menus or weird screen s or anything.  If it’s not easy to use, well, next!

It needs to work well.

I have used WiFi before where the signal wasn’t very strong.  If I am watching a website load I want it to finish loading.  So I need to make sure that whatever I get works well.

Linksys.  Cisco.  Netgear.  How do I know which one is the best?  I have no idea.  I’ve been trying to read about them online but it’s hard to find info about which one may work the best because everyone has their own opinions.  I was reading this site: and it made the Netgear one sound pretty good but I’m just not sure.  I know my friend said that he has been using one that he’s been having good luck with but I don’t know what brand it is.  I’m sure they are probably all pretty decent but it’s one of those things where I want to get it set up and then leave it at that.  So I’m going to see if I can find any more information about which one might be the right option for me and then I’m going to go ahead and get one of those and hope that I can get it set up without needing to call my friend and have him come do it.  But as long as I can get it working then I think I will probably be happy with it and I’ll be able to use my laptop in the other room which will be pretty nice.