I'm thinking about getting some kind of wireless network connectivity going at home for my wife's laptop so she can go work at the kitchen table or in front of the telly.
We currently have a Shaw cable modem connected to a (non-wireless) Linksys cable router/switch (BEFSR41). Both computers as well as our VOIP box are connected to the 'net through the cable router.
What are my options for going wireless? To me it seems I can:
a) get a wireless access point (WAP54G) and plug it into the back of the cable router
b) replace non-wireless cable router with a wireless version (WCG200): one box handles everything
To add to the mix:
- My daughter has my wife's old laptop. While she does not have internet access (parental decision, plus we don't want cables running all over the house), the laptop DOES have a wireless network card. There are times when we may wish to allow internet access, if only for software upgrades.
- Like most techie-families, we seem to be collecting old hardware with the promise of setting up a server etc. Hey, it just *might* happen some time! So we need to think about network expandibility/available network ports on the cable router.
SO, what do people think? I'm not clear on the functionality of a single access point: I'm thinking it will only offer connectivity for a SINGLE wireless device? (If so, which one if there's multiple devices around?!)
Oh yeah, and does anyone know what this "SpeedBooster" technology is all about?!