Help my grandparents connect to the internet!
February 15, 2010 7:57 PM Subscribe
My aunt is asking for recommendations for wireless routers for my grandparents' computers. I don't know much about routers and my aunt knows less. Can you give me some advice/info that I can pass along?
posted by Nolechick11 to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Okay, here is what I know:
My grandparents have Comcast cable/high speed internet. They have a desktop that is currently hooked up to the internet. I'm assuming Comcast set it up for them because there is no one else there that would know what to do. This past Christmas, my grandmother got my grandfather a laptop and now they want both computers to have internet access. My aunt has decided to get a wireless router for them but has no idea what kind. I told her they need one that allows for both wired and wireless, but I'm not sure she really understands what that means. I can't give her a specific recommendation because the one I have is the one Verizon gave me. I also suggested that they call Comcast to see if they have options but I don't think that has happened.
So, my questions are:
1. Does anyone know if Comcast can provide routers that will work for both computers?
2. Does anyone have any recommendations for routers that would work that are not terribly expensive (assuming Comcast is not an option)?
3. Desktop is upstairs and laptop is probably going to be mainly downstairs... Is this going to be a problem and if so, what is the way to fix it?
I'm hoping to arm my aunt with some information before she buys something they don't need or can't use. If there is any other info you need just ask. Thanks, in advance.