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Doug48
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Registered: ‎12-15-2011
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wi-fi router for nook

I have a dsl router,Netgear I believe.When I get a nook color will I just need a access point for the router and if so any suggestions on which kind to get.My son who lives about 200 feet from me has wi-fi but not sure if the nook will connect to his wi-fi until i get mine.

Thanks, Doug

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MatthewH
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Re: wi-fi router for nook

Just about any recent WiFi gear should work Ok, with my NC the only issue I have experienced was with the encryption of an older router: when its security was turned off so it was wide-open my NC worked fine with it. If I were you, since you have a wired Netgear router already I would suggest getting a Netgear access point. Probably anybody's AP should work with your router, but by sticking with the same vendor you simplify any tech support issues. Mix vendors and you may get each pointing the finger at the other. As for whether you can use your son's WiFi from 200 feet, the answer is maybe, it depends how thick the walls are, on what else is between you, where in your son's house his router or access point is, etc.
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Doug48
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Re: wi-fi router for nook

Thanks for your help.