Originally Posted by janice6
Just buy a popular router and you will have no problem.
Search for a brand name with a good reputation. Mine is old WRT-54G and it still supports numerous cell phones (WiFi), printers, notebooks, laptops, CCTV cameras, etc.
I use MAC Addressing together with WAP security settings. It's all in the router documentation.
You will be in good shape. Remember, range of the wireless may vary depending on your specific house/locations.
And by WRT-54G he means a Linksys router. It's ancient, but damn reliable. It's only downfall is it doesn't support the wireless N that many modern devices can utilize for faster speeds and greater range. You can also buy a wireless adapter for a desktop, and they range from $20 to $60, but this allows for wireless access on the desktop and obviously eliminates another cord. This is how I have MY desktop connected and have had no issues.
My router is a Linksys E1200, it's a wireless-N router. Most routers will come standard with four ports for wired connections.