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With the passing days, months and years, technology is advancing and with it, new inventions; cell phones, tablets, laptops, computers, iPods, televisions etc. are making their way to the list of basic necessities of life. Just like we need electricity to run these devices, we need an internet connection for them to function and for us to make use of them. It wouldn’t be wrong to say, the internet is the oxygen for the people of this century.
One hour without it and we feel like savages living in the stone age on islands with nothing surrounding us but water. The times of wired internet connections are long gone because modern smartphones and laptops do not come with a port for the wire. We now need wifi connections to get the full internet coverage in our homes, offices, backyards, hospitals and everywhere else. The reason I’m writing this article is to help you choose the best wireless routers for you with the features that you feel suit you the best.
Modern Best wireless routers come with many new features and faster internet coverage. In this article, I will also tell you about the variety of new features installed like single/ dual bands, number of LAN ports, parental controls, security, wireless protocols etc., the functions of each feature and how they’re important for a better internet coverage so that you can choose the best wireless router for you.
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Best Wireless Routers Features:
Single/ Double/ Triple Bands:
A band is that function of the wireless router that operates on the different radio frequencies. A single band wireless routers use the most commonly used frequency, 2.4 GHz, that is also the frequency used by microwave ovens and some other household devices. Though these are the least expensive routers the internet speed they provide is quite low because the waves are disturbed by the waves of other radio frequency devices. These are best for using social media sites like twitter etc. But horrible for streaming videos.
A double band uses two frequencies, one 2.4 GHz, and one 5 GHz. The 5GHz band is not so busy and interrupted hence the internet works faster here. If you’re a NetFlix person, this is for you. Fantastic for streaming.
Triple band routers use one 2.4 GHz band and two 5GHz bands. These are best for houses or offices with multiple devices running.
Almost all wireless router comes with some or other security functions. The WPS option allows you to add devices to your router to use it. The WPA and WPA2 allow you to create a password that has to be entered from every device trying to use your router. The guest network setting allows you to create a different network for your guests that you can control and set your own way.
Most devices come with parental controls that allow the parents to control how many devices will be connected to the router and at what times.
The priority Setting: allows you to choose which device or application is your priority and gets it receiving prior to other devices or apps.
Ethernet uses the protocols 802.11 for sending and receiving data. Devices using 802.11b and 802.11g can work up to 11mbps and 54mbps and only works on the 2,4GHz band. 802.11n operated on both 2.5GHz and 5GHz band and can work on up to 600mbps.The new 802.11ac can work on up to 600mbps on 2.4GHz and 13,000 Mbps on the 5GHz band.
(Multiple Input Multiple Output) This feature uses several antennas to send and receive signals and hence there is the lesser interruption and enhances connection speed to all the different devices.
The number of LAN ports: It is important that your router has at least 2 to 4 LAN ports for connecting other devices via USB cable such as your printer, PC, and attached drives etc.
Internet Protocol Version 4 and 6: The internet protocol versions are what assigns you your IP address. The current IPv4 is a 32-bit scheme and will soon run out of IP addresses. The new IPv6 is a 128-bit scheme which will allow a never-ending number of IP addresses
The Best Wireless Routers of 2020:
Keeping all these features in mind, we have prepared a list of best wireless routers of 2018 describing all their features and pros and cons to help you choose the best device for you.
|Product Name||Data Transfer Rate||Connectivity Technology||Price|
|Archer C7||1750Mbps||Wi-Fi standard|
|54Mbps||Wired and Wireless|
Asus RT-AC 5300: (Triple Band Router)
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Another best performer we have from Asus, the RT-5300 triple band router comes with new and amazing features just like the RT-88U but a little different in specifications. It is tri-band technology is what makes it different from all the other routers in the race. The amazing speed and beamforming technology, it is another best pick from Asus. The newest and most unique feature just added is the 8 antennas that it comes with. These are detachable and have AiRadar universal beamforming for the best and longest wifi range on all sides. This feature makes it the best pick for houses and offices with a larger area that needs connectivity.
The second new and amazing feature are its tri-band technology that offers a way higher speed than all the other devices in the race with no interruption in the smoothness. One band for the 2.4 GHz and two for the 5GHz that boosts up the speed to 1000 Mbps and 2167 Mbps respectively. By combining both, the wireless runs at a 5300 Mbps at any time which is the fastest offered by any device. But practically, not. Due to other contributing factors such as the performance and specs of the device, the performance ought to be a little poorer than expected but still almost the fastest. It comes with the normal 4 LAN ports despite its large size but if you don’t need to be connected to many wired devices, it’s the ideal number of ports.
The router supports all wireless protocols including the 802.11b standard. It comes with two USB ports, a 2.0 and a 3.0, which comes with an additional feature of hosting a 3G/4G connection from any device connected with it. Installed with Trend Micro Air Protection for a very strong security system that protects your router from intruders and hackers and also offers all the parental controls you need. Built-in game acceleration from WTFast lets your games run smoothly and support all the different heavy games online.
The chipset is BCM4709+BCM4366 (2.4GHz) + 2 x BCM4366 (5GHz) Comes with a flash memory of 128MB and RAM (storage) memory of 256MB of DDR 3. The data rates are 802.11b: up to 11Mbps | 802.11a/g: up to 54Mbps | 802.11n: up to 600Mbps | Nitro QAM (2.4GHz): up to 1,000Mbps | 802.11ac (5GHz): up to 2,167Mbps. Additional features include ASUSWRT firmware, AiCloud, AiProtection, WTFast client, High-power mode, Download master application, Dual-WAN, Port Aggregation, VPN server, Guest network, DLNA server, Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE (MPPE support), PPTP, L2TP, IPv4, IPv6.
- The Tri-bands offering the amazing speed on different bands.
- The MU-MIMO technology is working superbly.
- The 8 detachable antennas are offering a wide range.
- Very large device.
- The average file is transferring speeds.
D-Link AC5300 Triband: (Gigabit Router)
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Another phenomenal device, excellent for all the heavy jobs on the internet, the D-Link AC5300 has made it’s way to the front line with the extra amazing features. Speedy as a deer and one of the best performers, it is THE device for you if you’re a gamer or run heavy tasks over the internet. It is also awesome for multitasking which is a bonus if you’re in a house with many users. Dual band working excellent with one 2.4GHz band that runs at a speed of 1000Mbps and two fast 5GHz bands running at a speed of 2166 Mbps which makes it a total 5322 Mbps. It is a 4×4 router meaning that it uses four different streams which are perfect for multitasking and makes it an awesome device for homes and offices.
Its amazing MU-MIMO technology makes it very easy to use multiple devices without any lagging issues.The device can be set and managed by my link mobile app.The installation process is very easy and only requires running a wizard, It comes with 8 external antennas making it an ideal device for you if you need a long-range data connection. The security type is WPA/WPA2. It comes with one USB 2.0 port and another USB 3.0 ports and 4 LAN ports. Its Smart BeamForming technology lets the connection get to every corner and edge of your house and makes all the surfing, streaming and gaming fast.
The new internet interface technology protects your router from unwanted devices, monitors internet activity and makes guest networking easier. It comes in attractive colors of black and red with 1-year warranty assuring you it’s reliability. Additional features include Advanced AC SmartBeam technology, DLNA Media Server, SmartConnect Technology, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), URL filtering, VPN Server, VPN passthrough, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), Zero Configuration Technology, content filtering, firewall protection, print server, Green Ethernet, reset button, Guest Zone support, IPv6 support, MAC address filtering, MU-MIMO technology, NAT support, Quality of Service (QoS), SharePort Technology.
- Fast file transfer speed.
- Excellent MU-MIMO technology.
- Fast and smooth running 5GHz band.
- Attractive design.
- Size is bit Large.
That was it about the best wireless routers of 2017. We hope this article was helpful to you in choosing the right and appropriate device for you. Just remember that most of the expensive ones come with numerous functions that we don’t quite require to spend so much money on for our regular use in small houses and apartments. But for a big house with basements etc. and a good number of users, the expensive and one with high speed and long range are suitable. Choose wisely!