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Wi Not?

With so much hardware to choose from, it's easier and cheaper than ever to go wireless. Find out how.

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Come on, everybody's doing it-going wireless, that is. Whether you're exploring Wi-Fi for the first time or looking to expand your network, there are plenty of hardware options to choose from.

Let's start with a few tips: If you're planning to install the network yourself and are new to the technology, or if you're running older operating systems or computers, be sure to get free 24/7 technical support with your purchase. For optimum interoperability of software and methods, it's best to go with the same manufacturer for all your routers, access points and adapters. That way, tech support won't be tempted to pawn you off to someone else.

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