Wednesday, August 16, 2006

And while I'm joining the 21st century....

I'm thinking of buying a wireless router.  Circuit City has one that is $29 after rebates (and their rebates are very user-friendly).  With one of these, I could sit in my Lazy-boy with my notebook computer in my lap, watching CSI while surfing the Internet.  In fact, I could sit in the yard and surf the Internet.

I found several sites that explain the whole process.  THIS ONE seems to explain it pretty well.   THIS ONE is also a good explanation.

It would be especially nice because when my oldest granddaughter visits, she could use one computer while I use another.

There's something about a password that worries me, but I can probably figure it all out.  If not, I'll call my son.

(I edited this entry, thanks to a heads-up from the daughter.)

12 comments:

ksquester said...

I had the wireless for a week but it kept bumping me off, so I had it hardwired into my laptop. I sit in the same chair anyway.   Good luck, if anybody can understand the dynamics of this conundrum, you can!    Anne

chat2missie said...

All our computers in the house are wireless but the main one.  That's five working wireless plus my husbands laptop.   Do you have the wireless card for your laptop??  If not, you'll need one of those also.
Missie
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fierrorachel said...

"with my desktop in my lap"...I hope you mean your "lap top"!  I mean, really, that desktop PC could get heavy!  I've been thinking about wireless, myself, but all of the computers would need wireless cards.  Your laptop already has one.

robinngabster said...

I am wireless and I LOVE it!!!!   Sitting on the couch, watching tv while online is a dream!!

marainey1 said...

Good for you ...I have that wireless here and I know when my sons visit they use the password and can use their laptops  too !  It does work !  'On Ya' - ma

msecz said...

my tv is only a few feet away from my computer in my spare room ..... its nice and cozy in here so I'm fine but happy you are learning all the new inventions. :) Sandra

lv2trnscrb said...

we're wireless and I love it; our cable company hooked us all up with the routers, etc. Expensive, but I'm computer illiterate. We have three computers hooked up that can be on the internet at the same time which is awesome in my opinion

betty

madcobug said...

We have a router that has two computers on it but the laptop is wireless. Pretty neat. We just had to buy some kind of card to put into a usb port on the laptop and no passwords are needed. Hope you accomplish what you are looking for. Helen

csandhollow said...

wireless sounds good. harder for me since i am dialup

magran42 said...

The biggest plus for wireless with me is....I  can stay in the same room with my husband in the evening as he watches "the news" and I can still surf.

bookncoffee said...

Oh yeah, you'd love the wireless router.  

ryanagi said...

Hmm. Didn't I suggest this very thing a few months ago? LOL! We've been wireless for a few years and it's GREAT. We have a PC in the family room. A PC in the living room and 2 laptops that float from room to room (his and hers). It's really great when one of us is sick. A laptop in bed is a great thing. Just IM to the kitchen and ask for soup. ;-)