WHATS THE BEST WIFI ROUTERS OUT IN 2019?
With the never-ending onslaught of connected devices, smart TVs, smartphones, and tablets ruling our lives, it's now more important than ever to equip your home or business with a wireless router that can handle the ever-increasing demand for Wi-Fi connectivity and bandwidth.
When choosing a new wireless router, you should consider the size of your home and the number of people that will be using it as well as the types of devices that are going to be connected via Wi-Fi. Not everyone needs the kind of performance and versatility that you can get with the latest and most excellent models, so there's really no need to pay for features that you will likely never use.
"Having several family members fighting for bandwidth to stream Netflix and playing call of duty online, a new top of the line router can make all the difference and even help keep the peace in your home. Weatherford Internet Consulting will now guide you through choosing a router that can handle all of your families current and future wireless networking needs, and I will even show you my favorites ;) "
Any router worth its weight in plastic should offer at least two radio bands, a 2.4GHz band, and a 5GHz band. The 2.4GHz band will operate at a somewhat lower frequency than a 5GHz band and also offers a much better range because it is more efficient at penetrating walls and other structures. However, it doesn't provide the vast pipeline and high speeds that you could get with a 5GHz band.
You should also consider that a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi band uses the same frequency as other devices in the home like microwave ovens, Bluetooth headsets, and cordless phones. That being said, its probably fine for Web surfing, Facebook and Twitter. But for those devices that will be streaming video from Youtube, Hulu and Netflix, or those late night online gaming parties..., the broader 5GHz band offers significantly more data flow with minimal signal interference from other devices. Most of the dual-band routers today allow you to assign a band to specific apps and users, thus easing the load on everyone.
You may see the 802.11ac routers with specs like AC1200 and AC1750, or AC3200, and so on. This is the hypothetical maximum speed of the said router. For example, a router that can reach a maximum transfer rate of 450Mbps on a 2.4GHz band and 1,300Mbps on a 5GHz band is labeled as an AC1750 router. (see what they did there? adding the Mbps of both bands together gives you the AC number) A tri-band AC3200 router will provide you with all of 600Mbps over the lower 2.4GHz band and a whopping 1,300Mbps over each of the two higher 5GHz bands, its fair to say that rarely, if ever, will these routers reach these "maximum speeds" but if you're looking for performance, consider one of these fantastic high-speed routers but be prepared to pay for it.
The following routers contain the best reviews and also consider pricing.
Netgear Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000)
Priced around: $299.99
Asus RT-AC66U B1 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router
Priced around: $99.99
D-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Router (DIR-842)
Priced around: $59.99
Linksys EA6350 AC1200+ Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router
Priced around: 89.99
TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (V2)
Priced around: $69.99
Trendnet AC2600 StreamBoost MU-MIMO WiFi Router (TEW-827DRU)
Priced around: 99.99
Jetstream AC3000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Gaming Router
Priced around: 128.99