It was easy to do. It only takes 5 minutes to do and your life will be alot easier. Security, you must be security conscious as there are always people driving around in their cars with their laptop looking for a network to compromise. Apart from the security matter it's great and I suggest it to all.
I have been considering this option for some time. I have two win98SE machines, one I intend to convert to XP but in view of this click here and other posts in the Networking forum I'm not too sure I'm up to the installation.
I have had really varied experiences. When I first got broadband at this address I bought an ADSL modem and a wireless router and had no end of problems setting them up. Eventually changed the two devices for a wireless gateway and since then it has been simple. Two desktops in the house that work flawlessly on wireless all the time. Two laptops that come and go depending on when I have my work machine with me and when my daughter is at home from Uni. Both also trouble free. Conversely, I have recently tried to set up a wireless network for a work colleague who is on BT broadband, and using a less well known wireless gateway, and it has been a nightmare. After many hours of attention from me and the PC shop where my colleague bought the hardware, it still only works intermittently and will rarely stay on for more than 10 minutes. A re-start refreshes it for anothern 10 minutes. We are still working on the cause!
I have just moved house. My new home although modest in size has stereo hi-fi in two rooms and I have a stereo in the lounge that has full surround as an option. All 3 systems required an aerial for the tuners. After several days of trunking and clambering around in the loft to wire for the surround system it is finally done. So. The next task is to set up a wireless (praise be) connection for laptop and main PC. For me it must and I mean must be worth the benefits that wireless freedom will give. Now I must go and vote!