First of all, do you need a router? Routers are used to set up internet connections within home or office environment. You then connect the router to your laptop, or if the router is wi-fi enabled, you can wirelessly access internet from the laptop. Other than that, there is no connection between the router & the laptop. It's not like router is necessary for the laptop to run.
do i have to get a router, it is my first and only laptop
i just want to use the laptop w/o being hooked up to ALL these wires. The laptop isconnected to the internet no problwm, i just want to take the laptop toother rooms and other places, if I try to do this w/o a router I will lose my internet connection
not if you have a wiress modem, if you only have the one computer and your ISP has provided you with a modem that is not wireless, then get a wireless router and set it up, there are a few options past this point, but for the sake of simplicity I'm not going there