Choosing a Wi-Fi Router for Home

D-Link DIR-810 Router

It is possible that you have already read various reviews about the D-Link, Asus or TP-Link routers and, every now and then, found negative ones among them. Or, for example, a friend told you about numerous problems with the D-Link DIR-300. Here I recommend taking into account the moment that the listed three brands of routers are most common in Russia. According to my personal feelings (and I configured a lot of such devices), as well as the available statistics of user requests, about 40 percent of people (of those who even have a router) use D-Link routers, and the remaining two companies account for another 40%, Thus, the likelihood that you will find reviews about them is much higher, among them, naturally, there will be negative ones. One way or another, for the most part they are associated with improper setup, use or manufacturing defects. And in the first, most common case, the problem is solved.

Expensive and cheap routers

More often than not, a regular home user buys one of the simplest routers. And this is quite justified: if all you need is to access the Internet from a laptop, tablet and smartphone wirelessly, you live in an ordinary apartment, and what network storage is, a personal web server, a dedicated signal, what there may be advantages to using multiple SSIDs, etc. If you don’t know and don’t have a special desire to know, then buying a device for 3-5 thousand or more does not make much sense. For these purposes, there are well-established “workhorses”, which include:

D-Link DIR-300 and DIR-615 (but best of all – DIR-620) Asus RT-G32 and RT-N10 or N12TP-Link TL-WR841NDZyxel Keenetic LiteLinksys wrt54g2

All of these devices are quite simple to configure for Russian Internet providers and regularly perform their basic function – they distribute the Internet via Wi-Fi. Considering that for most users the speed of Internet access does not exceed 50 Mbps, the Wi-Fi connection speed provided by these routers is quite sufficient. By the way, I note that the number of antennas on the router can not always say that it will be better to “punch” the walls, except perhaps within the same brand. Those. for example, the specified Linksys with a built-in antenna, subjectively, shows better reception quality than some devices with two antennas. I also recommend that before you buy a router, read other people’s reviews about it, for example, on the market. .

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