But the router can be important in many ways, especially if you wish to do basic security functions and have certain amount of devices. You should also consider what is being connected and why. If you have 1 smart TV, 1 PC, and 1 Mobile phone, any of the routers work. If you have 5 laptops, 4 Smart TVs, and 5 mobile devices, you’re probably going to want something a bit more workable. More-so if you’re equipping several products (i.e. Front Door Cameras, outside cameras, etc) in addition to other products.
It is also important to note that sometimes, routers could either degrade in performance after a long while (which is years usually) or simply no longer satisfy the need of your setup. An example is asking an N66U from roughly 7 years ago try to be your Gigabit handling connection. Unfortunately, it just isn’t going to cut it and you will have to upgrade. Besides, it also doesn’t have the support that it should to stop certain exploits from affecting your network, which we get to the next point. Some routers also stop getting supported and if the last update was lets say 2018, it is possible that you have a vulnerability to your network that you may not even be aware of. If you have a router from your ISP, this may not even be in your control to find out. Not that I’m saying the ISP is a liar by any means of course, but your typical support may just tell you that it is supported. So why don’t we take a look at some good investment routers?
It is important to be said that any of these product links that are clicked on are paid links. With that out of the way, onto the routers!
Standard Price: $179.99
Netgear Nighthawk AX 5-Stream Dual-Band WiFi 6 Router (AX2400/RAX30)
Standard Price: $169.99
Standard Price: $229.99
Netgear Nighthawk 5-Stream Dual-Band WiFi 6 Router (AX4200/RAX43)
Standard Price: $249.99
Standard Price: $279.99
Ubiquti UniFi Dream Machine
Standard Price: $299
Standard Price: $349.99
Though, that is why you have someone like us that might be able to recommend such technical devices or even better for your needs! Don’t hesitate to get a hold of us.