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To set up a wireless network for wireless broadband in your home you need to connect the cable modem to a wireless broadband router. This will be the computer's access point. The unit that sends and receives signals to the computers. Aside from the lack of wiring, today's wireless broadband routers offer numerous benefits. They have firewall capabilities. They can link more than one computer. Plus, some wireless routers have the capability to encrypt the signals to offer some security against hackers.