Well, I have to say I'm learning a lot as I study up in preparation for buying into wireless and joining the modern world. Reading a fact sheet for some Buffalo equipment, I was surprised by this:
_____2 Products in 1 !
External Switch Quickly And Easily Changes Between Wireless Router and Wireless Access Point
Router Mode -- Shares a Cable or DSL connection with multiple wired and wireless devices
Access Point Mode -- Quickly adds wireless access to your existing local area network _____
This seems to indicate that you can either connect to the other computers on the LAN for file transfers, and to printers for print jobs, etc. OR you can connect to the internet -- but not both simultaneously. Can that be right???
Are all wireless routers like this? I never would have imagined such a limitation. (Live and learn.)