I currently have a single home PC connected to a USB ADSL modem. I have recently purchased a Roku Soundbridge M1000 for playing the music from my PC onto a stereo system in another room. The Roku Soundbridge is supplied with a WiFi card but I need to purchase and install a Wireless Network Router in order to transfer data between the PC and the Soundbridge M1000. I have never set-up a network on a PC before.
Before I buy the Network Router I would like to know how the router will connect to my PC and what specific features the router should have ! Do network routers connect via USB sockets ? My computer has an RJ45 LAN connection, would this be suitable ? I have read that the modem should be plugged into the router but, as I do not currently have any other PC's in the house, is this necessary ?
I am running Window XP Professional (SP2). Will I have to make any changes within Windows to activate a network ?
Any helpful advice would be much appreciated.