In order to have a wireless Internet connection in the home a wireless router must be used. The router is connected to the modem which is bringing the Internet connection into the home.
The modem bringing the Internet signal into the home must be connected to an Internet service provider. The Internet service provider is commonly a local telephone or cable company. The modem must be connected via a Cat 5 cable to a wireless router.
There are many different types of wireless routers, each with its own specifications. The label on the router box should clearly indicate the speed of the connection provided as well as the range of the router. The greater the range the better connection possible throughout the home.
In order to achieve the best results, proper router placement is essential. There are two commonly used options available. Locating the router as close to the center of the home as possible covers the most square feet in the coverage area. The other option is to locate the router in the room where the Internet connection is needed most often. Locating the router in this way offers the best service and connection, making Internet usage seamless and without interruption.