Airtel Wifi for Dummies?

Discussion in 'Airtel Broadband' started by Shanky_s, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Shanky_s

    Shanky_s Guest

    I have a confession: I am a layman when it comes to networking hardware.

    I have some basic questions about wifi Internet. The venerable experts on this forum, please help!

    I have requested Airtel to install a new Internet connection @ my home in Gurgaon.

    1) What is the difference between wifi/router? (just looking for a 1 min. answer as a layman, not the detailed explanation like that on Wikipedia)

    2) Does Airtel sell the modem/router or does it just rent it against a one-time non-refundable deposit?

    3) Is it advisable to buy a modem/router from a third-party, instead of renting/buying from Airtel?

    4) What are the minimum technical specifications that I should check, if I decide to buy it from a third-party? Will TP-LINK 54Mbps wireless router TL-WR340G router allow accessing Airtel Internet (it's the cheapest available online and I am a penny pincher:p)?

    5) Is TP-Link a reliable brand? If not which one is most reliable?

    6) Any other things that this dummy:eek: should know before spending on wifi installation?


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