Solved WIFI router for home use

March 24, 2020 at 09:57:16
Specs: Windows 7
What WIFI router to buy for home use? As I need to work now from home, I need a good router. I am looking for a high-quality and fast router. I do not care about the price.

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March 25, 2020 at 07:18:54
I've been using Linksys products for quite a while now and I"m happy with them.

My recommendation is this, research before buying. Pay attention to reviews. Once you've decided on a product, do some price comparison shopping. Most SOHO routers are similar in what they do so one will offer pretty much the same features as any other.

Definitely get one with dual radios (ie: 2.4 an 5.0 GHz)

Also, get one that's capable of 1000 Mbps on the LAN ports. There are still some being sold that only do 100 Mbps on the LAN ports.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***



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March 24, 2020 at 10:35:37
Usual brands are Netgear, D-link, Cisco-Linksys.

There are some who advocate a separate modem which connects to a separate wifi router, rather than an all in one (modem and router combined)..

Depending where you’re located may impinge on which kit to buy...

Do you already have dsl service? If so did not your isp (Internet Service Provider) provide you with a typical all in one router? If so why the need for another?


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March 24, 2020 at 11:05:39
While YMMV, I've always had good performance from Netgear equipment.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#3
March 24, 2020 at 14:11:45
Do you already have a WiFi setup in your home? Is there something wrong with it?

When shopping for a WiFi router, look for these terms - dual band, wireless AC, MU-MIMO (multi user - multiple in/multiple out), Gigabit. And it should have multiple antennas, generally more is better. You don't necessarily have to spend a lot. You can if you want, but you should be able to find a decent unit for well under $100. For example: https://www.newegg.com/asus-rt-ac12...

Regardless of which router you choose, there are several variables that will affect speed. What speed internet have? What is the connection speed of your devices? Do you intend to use WiFi exclusively or might you use an ethernet cable? A wired connection is always best.


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#4
March 24, 2020 at 22:30:19
Squeeze in some add if I may..
Like other telecom manufacturers,Nokia offers a line of home-WIFI beacons:
https://www.amazon.com/Nokia-WiFi-B...

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March 25, 2020 at 07:18:54
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I've been using Linksys products for quite a while now and I"m happy with them.

My recommendation is this, research before buying. Pay attention to reviews. Once you've decided on a product, do some price comparison shopping. Most SOHO routers are similar in what they do so one will offer pretty much the same features as any other.

Definitely get one with dual radios (ie: 2.4 an 5.0 GHz)

Also, get one that's capable of 1000 Mbps on the LAN ports. There are still some being sold that only do 100 Mbps on the LAN ports.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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