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Will a wireless router make my computer more secure?

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An IT guy suggested that I get a wireless router for my home computer, saying that it will make my computer more secure.

Is this right, and is the increased security worth the hassle?

I'd like some opinions, before I pull the trigger on this...
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No more secure than a wired router.
WIreless, if not set up correctly, opens you up to other issues irrespective of the security of the main computer.
A wireless network with no security on it becomes effectively a public wi-fi point, that anybody can get onto. With it being your network and your internet connection, you'd be responsible for things downloaded through it if, shall we say, unsavoury things were to happen.
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