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    Im going wireless!!

    So the company i work for have purchased me a new CP....A lap top YAAAAAAYYY! This is the one exactly (i dont really know whether its good or bad) http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...C-email_weekly

    So my question,what do i need to be completely wire free? Whats my next step after the computer is sitting on my desk?

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    Senior Member FasterNow's Avatar
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    You need a wireless router for your house. I use this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124010 and have found it to work pretty good throughout my house.

    I'm assuming you already have internet access?

    For wireless printing you will need either a printer with built in wireless or a wireless adapter. I don't have either one, just connect the laptop to the printer when needed.
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    Used Linksys routers for years, no problems. It's cake settin up shaun - need any help, just post.
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    Shaun, congrats on the new laptop! As others have stated you need to get a wireless router, use a strong alphanumeric password, and select WPA encryption. If you get stuck, use Bob as your lifeline.

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    i was gonna suggest Lisksys routers, but rdf beat me to it, i was usin that out at school on my lap top, no complaints there smooth running it and easy to set-up and install
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    Wow! Bought a linksys wireless G router..popped in the disc and followed along,i was wire free and typing this from the kitchen table in under 5mins.I cant believe how easy that was and ive waited this long to do it!

    Another question,how safe is wireless from hackers?

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    Here is a video on how to set up a router its basic security very easy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6ndKXbiusc

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    As stated above, turn on WPA encryption along with using a strong alphanumeric password to lock down your home network.
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    Linksys is a great router. Pay attention to headaches, sleep problems, etc. when you go wireless... It took me months of feeling like shit - investigating diet & meds until discovering it was all those GigaHertz in the air! Wired the router & all is better.
    "Let your food be your medicine" - Hippocrates

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    Congrats on the laptop.
    I was wondering about the radio waves. I also just got a laptop and a router.
    Goat, you aren't using the wireless, anymore?
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