SMOAD Networks

April 12, 2021

Good Wi-Fi Router

You are working on your laptop in your cozy corner in the house. Your spouse has the bedroom window seat set up as the workspace of choice and is on a Zoom call. Your older child is watching Netflix in the den and your younger child is attending online school in her room (or at least that’s what you think she is doing). This is now a common scene in most homes, where every member of the household is on a device or two and using the internet.

Have you ever given a thought to how all these devices are able to access your internet connection at the same time?

Hello high speed Wi-Fi router!

This is your first point of connection between the internet and all the devices you use. The basic purpose of the router is to convert the internet signal coming to your modem through a cable into a wireless signal that your devices can access.

Choosing the right Wi-Fi router is important for many reasons.

Here’s what to look for at a basic level:

1) Upgrade: Depending on usage and advances in technology, upgrading your router regularly is a good idea because an outdated router can not only put more stress on your devices, but they also reduce their performance.

2) Processor: Always make sure that the wireless broadband router you are choosing has the core processor strength and features you require for a seamless Wi-Fi experience in your home/home-office.

3) Coverage: A router that offers a wide coverage area and is portable for convenience is a good choice.

4) Installation: Choose a router that is practically plug and play. One that needs complicated installation may not be the best choice for everyone.

5) Specs: The number of processors inside the router and the quantity of RAM play a vital role and the more the better. Don’t settle for less than a dual core processor and at least 512 MB RAM.

6) Dual-Band: Also check for a router that works new wireless standards like Wi-Fi 6 and has dual-band or tri-band capacity so that it can send out the wireless signals on different frequencies. One of these frequencies is always in the band of 2.4GHz which is compatible with most old and new devices but this can be slow in congested areas like apartment blocks where more or less everyone uses this bandwidth. Routers with dual-band or tri-band capacity send out signals of 5 GHz which is much faster!

Read: Research, research and more research! Try to verify the real-life speeds of the router you are choosing. This can be done online quite easily.

The SMOAD Beetle and the SMOAD Spider by SMOAD networks are great examples of the ideal routers for every need as they offer many useful and convenient features. 4G + LTE Broadband aggregation is great for strong and uninterrupted connectivity. Multiple SIM slots, built in security, content filter, data traffic management are all features that come with the dual-band, dual network router making working from home a hassle-free experience!