Can you recommend a wireless router for a novice?
As a Christmas gift, my siblings and I have purchased a laptop for our parents. We are also going to include a printer (possibly wireless) and a wireless router if required.
The goal for their home network would be the ability to print from anywhere in their home. It would also be desirable for the grandkids to be able to connect to the internet on their ipod, ipads, kindle, etc.
My first question, if we purchase a wireless printer do we need a wireless router? (I realize that no router would negate the ability for connection to internet by the kids.) I also confess that a simpler network will make my life a bit simpler. (I can already imagine how a future phone conversation will play out.... ME: Unplug the router. THEM: Unplug the what? Thinking of scene from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs :)
Do all wireless routers provide connections for ipod/ kindle type devices or do I need one that will create a 'hot spot' to connect to these devices?
Thanks in advance for any help.