Cable N Router for Win7

  cagey 20:54 10 Nov 2009
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Can anyone reccomend an easy to setup Cable N Router suitable for Win7?

  mgmcc 22:10 10 Nov 2009

Computers connect to a router using TCP/IP protocol and, as the router isn't installed either as software or as hardware, the operating system is immaterial.

Pick a wireless 802.11n "Cable/DSL Router" from one of the mainstream suppliers - Belkin, Netgear, D-Link, Linksys - and make sure the Windows 7 PC has a compatible 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter installed.

  cagey 22:49 10 Nov 2009

mgmcc Thanks for your reply, could you explain to me your last sentence (make sure the Windows 7 PC has a compatible 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter installed) I'm not sure what you mean?

  cagey 11:20 11 Nov 2009

mgmcc or anyone else. Been thinking about my last post. Surely if Im linking the router to my Win7 PC, I don't need to attach a compatible 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter to this PC, they are only required on remote computers I think?
Please advise?

  Tech Guy 19:19 11 Nov 2009

If your computer and router are in close proximity then you'd just connect using a straight through Ethernet cable, no wireless adapter is necessary.

  cagey 22:38 11 Nov 2009

Thanks Tech Guy, that's what I thought. I've ordered NetgearWNR854T RangeMax Next Wireless-N cable router. I hope setting up is easy, Virginmedia is my ISP.

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