wireless network at home

I am currenlty using DSL -> modem -> router -> wires[n]

sorry it just takes too long to explain....

anyway I want to take one of those wires[i] and put a wireless router on it.

The things is, I would like to keep some computers connected through wires but a few others to be able to recieve wireless connection.  Can  I just hook up a wireless router anywhere in the network?
polkadotAsked:
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stevenlewisCommented:
Most wireless routers have a lan connection also (usually four port)
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gripeCommented:
Most wireless routers have a few (4 usually) LAN ports on them. It would generally replace the router you have currently. You probably want a wireless->ethernet bridge rather than a router if you don't want to replace your current router. You could also just cross over between a wired port on your wireless router and a port on your wireless router, but why buy the router part of the wireless router at all if you're going to do this?
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hmcmowtCommented:
As has been said, you can get a wireless router with ethernet switch built in to replace your current router, or if you want to keep your existing router, then just get a Wireless Access Point (WAP) and connect it to your router.  The WAP option should be less expensive.
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BjornEricssonCommented:
Take a look at a wellknown product such as for instance: http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=6
This is a really good router, built to last. Fast, secure and small.
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gripeCommented:
Or:

http://www.dlink.com/products/?model=DWL-G810

if you just want to add wireless functionality to your existing network.
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hmcmowtCommented:
You can get decent affordable wireless routers or WAPs from DLink, Netgear, or Linksys
http://www.dlink.com/
http://www.netgear.com/
http://www.linksys.com/

When you start shopping, it would be helpful to know the differences between 802.11B (11Mbps) and 802.11G (54Mbps) technologies.  (my apologies if you already know this stuff).  While you can work with a mix of B and G, make sure everything is G if you actually want that 54Mpbs.
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polkadotAuthor Commented:
hmcmowt, thank you for understanding my cryptic question.

A wireless access point is exactly what I was looking for.
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gripeCommented:
Wireless Access Point is just a marketing name for wireless ethernet bridge. :P
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polkadotAuthor Commented:
gripe, sorry, maybe I'm too ignorant  but the linku you sent me had the wireless bridge thingy coming from the pcs, I don't want to convert my pcs to wireless, I want to leave them as is, I just want to add the option of adding an additional wirelss connection for my laptop.  
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gripeCommented:
You are right my friend.. just a conflict in terminology on my part. Ignore my complaints.
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