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A wireless router matched with a high-speed connection lets you e-mail, surf and share with ease.
What are the benefits of a wireless network?
A wireless network connects your computers and other devices without cumbersome cabling. Sometimes referred to as Wi-Fi networks or wireless local area networks (WLANs), wireless networks are gaining popularity because they connect printers, gaming consoles, home theater systems, network storage devices, even surveillance cameras and monitoring systems — all without the hassle of wires.
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Wireless networking also allows you to surf the Internet and print wirelessly from anywhere in your home. You can share your photos across multiple computers, even televisions! Play games, talk on the phone and watch your TV from anywhere in the world, all with the aid of your wireless network.
What equipment do I need for a basic network?
Which wireless router should I buy?
A router links Internet-connectable devices together so they can communicate. The most common connection a router makes is from your computer to the Internet, but it can also provide a link from a computer to an Internet-ready TV, your wireless printer and much more!
The right router for you:
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How do I set up my network?
How can my basic network be enhanced?
Many electronics are now available in wireless versions. Connect devices that will make your life easier or more fun: Televisions, printers, hard drives, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles and home monitoring systems.
Why should I add a wireless printer to my network?
A wireless printer gives you the freedom to print from any room in your home. Setting up a wireless printer is easy:
Tip: Consider purchasing a multi-function wireless printer that offers printing, scanning, copying and faxing as well as a media card slot. The printer will serve many of your document needs while the media card slot allows you to bypass your computer for faster printing of photos.
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Why connect my home theater to my network?
Your connected home contains more than just computers. More and more home theater products can be connected wirelessly, including televisions, Blu-ray players and audio products. Connect these devices and gain access to a huge amount of instant content via your own home theater. Although available services vary by product, here are some possibilities:
Read more: Internet Connectable home theater products.
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