In this age of relentless and fast-paced transition of conventional equipment to high-technology gadgets, devices and machinery, the number of people who are not abreast with the use of the internet can be counted using one’s two hands.  Almost everyone has been using the internet to connect with the world with just a click of the keys.

Nowadays, computers are mainly used to communicate through the ‘world wide web’.  Computers may be linked up to the internet either through cable wires or through wireless technology.  Connection to cable internet is the traditional way of getting hooked online.  But how does the wireless technology work?  The following will guide you to the fundamentals of wireless technology using a router and how it is important and essential to the convenience of everyday life of internet users.

A router is a gadget which operates as access between and among two or more linked networks.  This makes it possible for at least two or maybe more computers to continuously gain access to packets of information and data by acting as gateway, maintaining the incessant flow of data to the appropriate places between and among the networks.

By the terminology itself, a wireless router is that which does not require the use of cable wires and which utilizes wireless mechanism to connect and link computers to a network.  The expediency of its use is basically tilted to the fact that subscribers of broadband service providers need not spend on additional subscription fees if they are to connect numerous computers to the internet.  Anyone can effortlessly and immediately connect several computers to the internet just by using a wireless router.  In addition to this convenience, some routers have the feature of affording an additional degree of protection and security from spyware and such other malicious malware and viruses which are transmitted over the internet.

As to which of the two kinds of routers is preferred over the latter, it would really depend on one’s requirements and needs.  If you are inclined to getting a router for a lesser cost, then go for the wired or cabled ones.  They are less expensive than the wireless routers and offer the similar array of features and attributes as the latter.  However, if you fancy a router which is extremely dependable as regards the protection and security it provides to the network and the corresponding computers linked to them, then a wireless router is the answer.  Whether it be the wired routers or wireless routers, one should really take into consideration his or her level of technical know-how in setting up and getting proper configurations for the routers.  There are uncomplicated ones, which come in handy if you are not the computer-wiz type.  On the other hand, for those who are technically conversant with advanced features and suitable configuration of high-end versions, there are decently top models available in the market.