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By JimKlallsoo ·
What is the main difference between a Wireless access point and a Wireless router?

How would i decide wether i need a wireless access point or router?

Would my router be placed outside or indide a firewall?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Wireless Question

well you don't say but i assume you wish to connect to the internet and also connect the internet to your computer(s) wirelessly.
if you already have a shared internet connection, possibly you just want an access point. linksys has an access point that is also a router. get that one.
the router will be 'on the internet' no help for it. can't be inside the firewall. at least all of it. it may have a firewall in it which is good. otherwise or in addition, you probably will run a software based firewall on each pc, for example ZoneAlarm.
i would call my isp and tell them what i want to do and ask for their recommendations. if they have equipment for sale and not too much more money than street price, buy from them.

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by glyall In reply to Wireless Question

sgt_shultz is right again
Please do not buy Linksys.
You will be buying trouble.
It work we tried Linksys wireless for a lab of 15 laptops. We had many many problems with the hardware, software and their support.
We returned it all to are supplier and got Cisco. Cisco wireless it the best for wireless.

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