So it is time to leave the cords behind. You are ready to ditch dial-up. You are ready to move out of the past and into the present. Don’t be afraid of moving on to a wireless router for your home or office. It is not that daunting of a task. And once you make the switch, you will wonder what took you so darn long in the first place. However, before you make the switch to wireless internet, there are a few things you need to consider.
First of all, as mentioned above, you will need a wireless router. You should set this up in a central location in your home or business so you can get a strong signal no matter where you wish to surf the web. If you are planning on using a laptop, make sure you computer comes with a wireless card. Most new laptop computers will come with one but older models may not. You can order one online or go to a computer store, buy one, and get it installed.
A big issue you should consider when setting up your wireless network is security. You do not want others to be able to access your wireless internet. If they can do this, then they can probably peak into your computer and private data. When setting up everything, you will most likely see the option to encrypt your data using WEP and WPA security. WEP is older and less secure. If you have the option to choose, you should choose WPA security. And once you set up your secure internet service, do not give out your password to anyone except those using it in your office or your family members at home.
Now that you have the router, got the laptop with the wireless card, and have your system secure; you are ready to surf the web from anywhere in the range of your wireless router. Kick up your feet and enjoy cord-free internet.