How To Choose Wireless Routers

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How To Choose Wireless Routers

Post by mocbaisas » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:08 pm

Setting up a wireless local area network has many benefits. You can use your WLAN to share files, printers and a broadband Internet connection. To set up your network, you’ll need a best wireless router and an access point for every computer on your network.

The wireless routers currently on the market connect to your computer either by Ethernet or by universal serial bus (USB). Ethernet will be the best choice for your networking needs in most cases, as it creates a dedicated networking connection for your router. USB bandwidth, on the other hand, must be shared between all other USB devices on your computer.

10Base-T Ethernet functions at up to 10 megabits per second (Mbps). While this is fast enough for many broadband Internet connections, it might not be fast enough for your wireless network. Fast Ethernet, which operates at speeds up to 100 Mbps will allow for faster transfers of data over the network. Gigabit Ethernet, which functions at speeds up to 1000 Mbps, is useful for those who plan to transfer large amounts of data. 10 Gigabit Ethernet is also an option, but is probably more than most home users will need.

There are four common wireless standards. Wireless B can function at speeds up to 11 Mbps. Wireless A and G can operate at up to 54 Mbps. Wireless A is not compatible with Wireless B. Wireless N can function at speeds up to 300 Mbps, and is backwards compatible with Wireless B and G standards. Wireless G has a better range than the A or B standards, and Wireless N has the widest range of all of them.

Getting a faster wireless router or access point will not speed up your Internet connection, but it can facilitate broadband Internet sharing. It can also help you to keep up with the advances in wireless technology which are likely to happen over the next few years. Typically, wireless routers function at speeds that are considerably lower than those advertised. Also, there may be interference with your network from other wireless devices. Keep these factors in mind when selecting devices for your home network.

Many wireless routers have security features such as a built-in firewall, stateful packet inspection and MAC address filtering. They also may have a storage link that can be set up with a flash drive or USB hard drive. Most routers support Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption. Of these two protocols, WPA Choosing a wireless router and access points may seem confusing when you're faced with many options. However, if you consider all of these facts when shopping for a wireless router and access points, you will be able to make a purchase that meets your home is the most secure.

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http://bestbuywirelessrouter.com/how-to ... ss-router/

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2398080,00.asp
http://www.connectedly.com/how-to-choose-best-router

http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-a-Wireless-Router
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Re: How To Choose Wireless Routers

Post by rfharris » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:57 pm

Thank you for sharing this helpful post here on routertech.org
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Re: How To Choose Wireless Routers

Post by wasay92 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:45 am

Finding a wireless router can be difficult.
There is lot of new routers available with different technology but one

should know them initially what to buy and what to ignore so, Here

some good

resources to get started.

http://www.howtogeek.com/168379/10-usef ... interface/
http://www.wikihow.com/Set-Up-a-Wireless-Router /
http://mobilesiri.com/best-wireless-routers/
http://www.pcworld.com/article/249185/h ... ess_router
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Re: How To Choose Wireless Routers

Post by jusiamchez112 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:35 am

I have a cabin that i go to on weekends. I snag my neighbors wifi (with his permission of course) his modem is about 200 ft away. When im stuck inside due to weather i like to watch a movie. The signal is weak/slow so huluplus wont work at all and netflixs has issues at times too. Is there a router i could get him to remedy this problem. There is not alot of obstacles between us, one tree, then just my cabin and his. :?
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Re: How To Choose Wireless Routers

Post by ImaKhan » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:11 pm

Useful information. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Re: How To Choose Wireless Routers

Post by LisaBarrie83 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:43 pm

There ar many things you need to consider in your mind while choosing a wifi router.
First of all, you should know what functions you want your router to do.
If web surfing is all you need, a WiFi-N router can even do that.
But when it comes to complex tasks such as Advanced parental controls, QoS, 4K video streaming, LAN gaming etc. you would probably need a high-end router such as Asus Ac88u.
Here's good source about how to choose a wifi router
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Re: How To Choose Wireless Routers

Post by Marianos » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:18 pm

Can you recommend a good 'jack of all trades' router? Or should you always try to find one that best fits your specific needs?
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Re: How To Choose Wireless Routers

Post by thechief » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:10 am

Marianos wrote:Or should you always try to find one that best fits your specific needs?
Yes.
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Re: How To Choose Wireless Routers

Post by Shotokan101 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:33 am

thechief wrote:
Marianos wrote:Or should you always try to find one that best fits your specific needs?
Yes.

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