1 draft N is fast and covers more distance than G
2 most definitely. you want to avoid walls, ceilings, duct work,
furniture, large appliances, mirrors, etc. a lot depends on the
building materials used in your location as well.
3. wireless routers have an embedded access point. you can also
purchase a stand alone access points and in many cases you can
change a router into an access point. a wireless router will handle
protecting you from the nasties on the Internet, provide wired and
wireless access in a single box.
4. You should use WPA2 for wireless security and not give the
passphrase to anyone else.
5. some printers include wifi networking. you can purchase a
wireless print server as an add on. you can also purchase printers
with built in ethernet that you can connect to a port on your
On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 06:50:01 -0700, vermin93
>New to the home pc, so I have several questions to make sure I am setting
>things up properly. I have a Sony Vaio with Vista. It came with built in
>- Other than price, what is the difference between Linksys Wireless-G and
>- I've heard that the location of the router can make a large difference in
>connectivity. Is there a recommended location?
>- What is an "access point"? What is is used for? How does it work in
>relation to a router?
>- How can I setup the wireless router so that only my laptop(s) will be able
>- I am looking at getting a printer as well. How does that work with a
>router? Do I need to get a wireless printer, or can I somehow connect a
>printer to a wireless router so that more than one pc can print to the
>Thanks in advance for any assistance.