I want to use the Roku box to play Netflix & Amazon movies. I have ordered the Roku box, but don't yet have any router. I have a two-year old Toshiba laptop connected to Cox Cable modem. An ethernet cable connects them and there is only one ethernet input on the Cox modem. I want to connect to the Roku box, preferably using a wired router, but will listen to other arguments. (I wear a pacemaker and have some fear of interference from wireless gadgets.)
(1) How do I connect the laptop/modem to a wired router, and then to the Roku box?
(2) What is a good wired router to buy? Will a cheap one work? I didn't see any on the list.
Thanks for any help for a router dummy.