Will any wireless router work with tablets?

Richard_CA
23.12.2012
Richard_CA

I've had internet for years, but it is all wired. Now I have a "Kindle Fire" tablet and I cannot use it to get online because it is asking for wireless internet. I see no where to plug an ethernet to it, so I think that option is out. So if I buy a wireless router to work with my modem, will it give me internet access for my tablet? Will any wireless router do this or does it have to be a certain brand that will work with my current modem? My cable modem is called the "Surfboard 5101".

Motorola Surfboard SB5101 Cable Modem

Hi! I m Laim
23.12.2012
Hi! I m Laim

Pretty much. Looks like it supports 802.11 abgn, which means I think you would have to look Really hard for a wireless router that wasn't basically compatible with!

Of course, MOST of the time, these things just work pretty much right out of the box, but unless someone specifically gripes about the router you're going to buy online, there's really know way to know 100%.It's always a little bit of a crap shoot, some routers just suck, and some devices do too.

Hafeez
23.12.2012
Hafeez

All tablet PC works via WiFi router and you just need to buy a WiFi router for it and set in your tablet PC where WiFi setting exists in the Tab menu. Make sure your tab has WiFi setting before purchasing WiFi router. Also, you can buy Ethernet device for tab in low cost and fixed it for even land phone dial up connection for internet. You can buy tab PC keyboard for around $10 and make it as mini laptop for your convenient.

theradioham
23.12.2012
theradioham

You need to make sure it's an ethernet input router, generally called a "cable router" or "DSL Router".

And NOT a telephone line input "ADSL Router" or "modem router" - these are for ADSL brodband only, and cannot connect to a cable modem.

The Kindle Fire supports 802.11b/g/n, but does not have particularly fast Wifi (it's upgraded on the HD, to dual band and MiMo).

For the Fire, a router capable of N-150 would be adequate, and unless other systems are more capable, it would be best to set it to 20MHz mode (no extension channel), Routers with N-300 capability would be compatible, but may not offer any greater performance.

If it's a Fire HD, the the more basic routers would still work, but it would potentially have better performance with an N-300 or dual band - the 5GHz band is much less cluttered, so has better perfomance versus interference/high occupancy, but suffers more from obstruction, while the more common 2.4GHz band is cluttered, so using 40MHz (extension channel) is somewhat antisocial.