I remember when we had just moved into a new home, in a new neighborhood, we had lots of challenges with internet connection. There were very few internet companies we could deal with to supply us with internet services at this location. My husband and I were novices by then when it comes to internet services. We were lucky enough to have someone who coud help us. My cousin who is a programmer, recommeneded we buy the Linksys Cisco router, which he had tocame over to the house to help us in setting it up. It was wonderful again to be able to have internet connections at home. With the Linksys Cisco Router, we were able to connect to the internet using our laptops. We used this system for about three years until Century link came to our neighborhood that we finally switched to Century Link becaue it came with its own router. This Linksys Cisco Router is cheap and you get to own your own router unlike the one suplied by the company which they will have to take it away as soon as you are no longer with thier services. Connectivity with this Linksys Cisco Router is good and the little box is portable..