2. Add a Wireless Router
Once you have your high speed Internet connection up and running, you'll want to add a wireless router. A wireless router will allow you to access your internet connection without the wires. A wireless router will also open
up a whole new world of amazing products (like our WiFi Radios) that require a wireless network.
While shopping for a wireless router, you'll probably notice there are three primary wireless networking technologies. They are 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g . We recommend 802.11g since it seems to offer excellent performance
and is compatible with almost everything. However, we put the following chart together to list the advantages and disadvantages of each to help you better determine which option best suits your needs.
3. Connect Your Gear
You may want to consider protecting your wireless network from unauthorized users through one of the wireless network security encryption methods. The two most common are WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access). WEP was the first method developed, but it is now widely known that WEP encryption can be easily compromised. Because of this, we recommend using WPA encryption to secure
a wireless network.
Now that you have your wireless router hooked up to your internet connection (usually through a modem provided by your service provider) your wireless network is ready to use!
Tip 1: Increase your wireless range with one of our WiFi Antennas.
Tip 2: Linksys has good wireless broadband routers, and they offer free technical support if you need help with set up and troubleshooting.