Experiencing a mind-numbing amount of lag, choppy streaming and dropped calls? It could be time to upgrade to a new wireless router.
Due to its highly technical nature and a staggering amount of available choices, you’ll need a home router guide to get the best out of your investment. Take a look at how the right purchase can benefit your home network:
Delivers Wi-Fi Signals Reliably
Modern WiFi routers will have dual or tri-band capabilities. You can choose between 2.4GHz range (for long-range, yet lower top bandwidth speed) and 5GHz (extremely short range, yet can provide massive bandwidth) depending on your needs. Data gets transmitted no matter what.
Longer and Better Range
Thanks to dual bands, multiple radio frequencies and better hardware, wireless internet range is longer than ever. Newer routers can handle multiple devices connected to WiFi 24/7. This means no matter where you are at home, you’ll be able to check your email, post on social media or download large files or important documents without having to worry about the dreaded “no signal” on your screen.
Before, wireless router menus were hard to decipher and even harder to navigate. Today’s settings have improved in a way that they’re more user friendly and streamlined to give you exactly what you need, thanks to improvements from major router manufacturers such as ASUS, Netgear and D-Link.
QoS, or Quality of Service allows you to give priority to which apps and devices get the most bandwidth at any given time. For instance, you can have your wireless router direct all bandwidth as you watch Netflix on your TV’s Roku, or to your work laptop during conference calls with Skype or Viber.
A Wealth Of Specialty Features
Having a modern wireless router gives you greater control over your home network in a number of ways. Enable guest networks for visitors, set restrictions and cut off internet access during weekday nights or attach an external HD to NAS-enabled devices for storage backups and file-sharing capabilities.