Wireless from my desktop pc to an Apple iPhone is other parts of the building. That is what we need.
A couple years ago we bought a simple Netgear (I think that was the brand) router. It plugged into the back of the cable modem with a yellow ethernet cable. There was then internet access to all rooms to laptops via wireless. The cost of that device was around $45.
Today we went to the same store and shown models and none were under $75 and none looked like what we had a mere two years ago. They ended up selling us an adapter that plugs into the iPhone and the other end plugs into a 25 foot ethernet cable from the cable modem. This cable is too short.
Is there no longer a simple low cost wireless router? The salesman acted like they had never heard of the type hookup we had before and / or it would never work now.