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Access Point or Wireless router?

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I have a home wired network of 3 computers. I am getting a laptop and want to add wireless network in my house. I already have a wired router. So if I understand the difference between wireless Access points and wireless routers, I can do 1 of 3 things.

1. Keep my wired router and connect a access point
2. Toss the wired router and hook up a wireless one.
3. Connect a wireless router to my current wired router.

I am asuming option 3 wouldn't be the best idea. So that leaves options 1 and 2. Which would better? Speed and then price in consideration.
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Hi Andy,

If you toss out the wired router and purchase a wireless router, then it means you'll also have to purchase Wireless Network Adapters for each of your computers. Unless of course you purchase a dual router, in which case you could connect both your wired and wireless computers to the same router (probably the best option if you have your heart set on purchasing a new router).

As to what's the best option, it really depends on you.. You should be aware however that if you purchase an AP, it will need to be plugged into one of your Ethernet ports (so make sure you have enough free ports). Also, make sure that the AP which you purchase has a strong range.. Might not be as strong as a Wireless Router.
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