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March 14, 2020 2 min read

How To Choose A Wireless Router! 4 Things To Consider… 

With so many options on the market for a wifi router, it’s hard to know which one is best for your lifestyle 😓

Here are 4 factors you should take into account when shopping for your next router:

1 ) Your router should have a multi-core processor and at least 128MB of RAM →The hardware inside your router matters a lot, especially the processor and the quantity of RAM. People use Wi-Fi for video streaming, file downloads, data backups, online gaming, and other activities during which lots of data is transferred to and from the internet. Because of that, wireless routers need a lot more processing power than they used to.

2 ) The router that you choose should be dual-band or more → Single-band routers are a thing of the past. Your new router should be at least dual-band. What does this mean? It means that the router broadcasts the wireless signal on two frequencies (if it is dual-band) or more.

3 ) Verify online the real-life speed of the router that you buy → When you read the specifications of a wireless router, you are not told the real-life speed you get when you use it. You are shown theoretical numbers that are measured in specialized labs with the ideal networking equipment. That's why you should read reviews: user reviews and reviews made by specialists. Look for reviews where people use real-life computers and devices to make measurements.

4 ) VPN, antivirus, firewall, and other advanced features → Many routers offer useful advanced features like VPN servers, antivirus, and other security features that can protect your Wi-Fi network from malware and outside attacks. Look for a more expensive router, with powerful hardware and lots of RAM, that has the resources to run advanced services well, alongside the standard Wi-Fi broadcasting.

And the best part about buying a new router? An expert here at Signa can install the whole thing for you! 😍👏