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wireless router vs wired router

Using XP home, DSL, single desktop computer, no networking.

I see that everything is going to wireless.

What is value of wireless over wired in router if using only one desktop computer that never gets moved?

Am planning to get router for firewall purposes only.

Appreciate all advice.

Ben

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"What is value of wireless over wired in router if using only one desktop computer that never gets moved?"

Almost none. But let me offer this observation. I see the wired and wireless router at the local stores to be the same price. If I was the cable/DSL vendor, I would field nothing but the wireless capable router since it would cost less for me to write the service manual and have only one model to support. These routers have wired ports and a menu to turn off the wireless if you want.

"Am planning to get router for firewall purposes only."

Great idea. The offices, lab and home never suffered from MSBLASTER or any worms because we always used a NAT ROUTER even 10 years ago. Even when WIN-NUKE appeared, we never experienced it.

Don't fret too much over it if the unit comes from the DSL/cable provider. And there are other tricks you can do with Wifi that may interest you. I have the Dlink wifi security camera and a few other toys that are pretty nice.

Bob

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Thanks Bob,

I was not aware that the wireless routers could be used wired.

The wireless routers have been advertised cheaper than the wired routers.

Ben

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