my aunt and uncle just moved and need a hand setting themselves up. They have one ocmputer that will be wired and one wireless. the laptop already has a wireless card. they do not have a wireless router. I’ve never set up wireless internet before (call me old fashioned haha)
ok i know this is pretty basic, but i’ve read a bunch of tutorials and here’s what I’m still cloudy on.
1.) do all wireless routers support wired connections as well, or will i have to buy a specific “combo” type router?
2.) i know about the different stadnard .b, .g, etc. will i have to get a router based on the standard that the wireless card supports or are better routers backwards compatible with previous wireless cards. (for example, will a 802.11b card work if i buy a 802.11g router?)
i guess that’s about it for now. I’m going to try to bring my brother’s sidekick to their house tomorrow so i can post from his phone if i run into trouble haha.
if you guys can think of anything i run into that might be tricky, please warn me about it here!
i assume the wired connection will be a snap. plug a couple things in and BAM detected.
also, i assume that once the wireless is detected I should set up security for them. this can be done from teh router configuration IP i assume.
if these assumptions are wrong, let me know!