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Many people enjoy working and browsing the internet from home, and when trying to link up multiple computers, it can be tough to share the connection time. Setting up a wireless router is a great way to split the internet between several computers, so that no one has to wait for a turn on the computer. When family members need to do homework, check emails, work from home, or make purchases, it can be frustrating to have to always wait.
Setting up a home wireless network is a pretty simple process, even for those who don’t feel that they are computer savvy. Doing a little research to find out what router would be best for the needs of each family member can help save time in having to return the router after determining it isn’t working correctly. The internet connection runs through a modem, which is plugged directly into the computer and the wall. Unplugging this cable and hooking it into the router instead of the back of the computer is the next step. The router can stay hooked to a desktop computer, if desired, but for a laptop, it is easier to have the connection be completely wireless. The router will have a web address in order to install software on the computer to manage the connection. Setting up a password is a smart way to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the connection, and protect private information.
Choosing to use a wireless router at home will make internet surfing and working much easier for everyone in the home. It is an easy advancement which allows multiple computers to be online at the same time.