i have dsl only 1 modem.my daughter has a small laptop but we can't hook it up to the internet unless we have a router.can you please tell me what kind of router that i should be looking to buy?
If your computer has a second network adapter, it's probably possible to share your internet access using ICS. At least as a temporary measure until you get a router.
As far as routers, any wireless router will do. For the average consumer, all you really need is a decent $20-30 wireless N router (wireless G would work as well, but wireless N is becoming the new standard, so might as well jump on board), with 4x 10/100mbps switched ports (for your wired devices). Nothing fancy.
Trendnet TEW-652BRP Wireless N Home Router - $20 + shipping ($2.68 for me)