3. Wireless Connections

For wireless connection to broadband, your computer needs to have a wirless interface adapter fitted, either built-in or installed as an add-on, for example via a USB connector. You also need a wireless base station which will usually also act as a router to allow connections from multiple users.

Wireless connections raise additional security issues, for example in preventing unauthorised persons in the vicinity from using your connection. Most wireless routers will have facilities to restrict who accesses them and some configuration of this will be needed as part of your installation of the equipment.

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