Access Point and Router

March 15, 2010 at 01:06:41
Specs: Windows XP
I have one connection of Ethernet cable in my
office, daily I use this connection with my
Laptop, by continues plugging and unplugging
cable, ethernet socket of laptop may be
damaged. For this problem can I use Access
Point or Router, Please advise me that which
device is good for my laptop (WIFI Option is
available). Thanks DMK

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March 15, 2010 at 05:18:00
A router is the best way to use high speed connection via ethernet that includes a firewall for your protection. For a company with multiple offices, the ethernet you use is probably already connected through a router that is connected to your network (if not, you should use some type of router). For a laptop, you probably would find it easier to use a wireless connection (WIFI) which would be a wireless router. You should have no problem adding a wireless router even to a hardwired network (if you have an IT staff, they would probably be best handling that to keep up network security - their job).

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March 15, 2010 at 05:39:59
you only need a Access point (AP) just connect it to your utp
cabe that providesyou with the internet connection and the AP
will provid a signal for you without any programing required (for stranded operation) you don't need a router ( a wireless router is

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March 16, 2010 at 11:57:51
Attention: Fingers and Maxi,
Thanks for reply, but now Fingers said that Wireless Router is
good and Maxi said Access Point is good, I am confused.
We have many offices in this institute, every office is provided
a single internet connection (Ethernet) point, that can be used
in own computer/Laptop. Now I just want to use internet
connection indirectly without plugging cable in my laptop
because I have WIFI card in my laptop. Kindly give me final
advise. Thanking you in anticipation.

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