Ok, so I have my home office set up where my 3 desktop pc's share an internet connection through a hard wired router in the same room. I'm thinking of going wireless for my desktops to get rid of all the external wires. I'm having difficulty understanding the difference between a wireless router and a wireless access point? They seem to perform the same function. Can someone enlighten me? Like I said, I'm thinking of going wireless for my 3 desktops which are all in the same room, but will eventually get a notebook where I'd like to roam around the house wireless connected to the internet and/or possibly moving some of my desktops to other parts of my house. Thanks anyone.