A fast, high-performance router can make a massive difference to your home Internet connection, especially if you are connecting over Wi-Fi.
A slow Wi-Fi connection can be caused by multiple factors, including too many users connecting to the same router, outdated wireless standards, or devices connecting over a slower band.
Powerful dual-band routers are the answer to all these issues, and technology such as the 802.11ad wireless standard and MU-MIMO increases the maximum transfer speeds.
If you have a fast Internet connection and need a powerful wireless router, the devices below pack some of the best features and performance available today.
Specifications and international reviews on the devices were used as selection criteria. Their features and local pricing are detailed below.
A wireless router is a device that connects other devices, like your smartphone and computer, to a wireless local area network (WLAN). This is normally done for the purposes of connecting these devices to the internet. A normal WIFI router requires cables (Ethernet Cable) to be connected from the devices to the router, the difference between a normal router and a wireless router is that this is done wirelessly.
Not only does this device connect things to the internet but it also acts as a security guard, or firewall, for your network. This is possible because your router uses its own IP address, which is like your computer’s thumbprint, when accessing the internet. This means that your own device’s IP address is not exposed to the online world.
There’s a lot of nerd speak associated with finding the best WIFI router for sale. You will probably be bombarded with a lot of numbers and specs, but what does it all mean?
ADSL, which stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, works over your normal copper wire telephone cables. These types of routers plug straight into the telephone cable and the WIFI router then sends this data wirelessly to your devices.
You should now have a better idea on what you should look out for when finding yourself a great WIFI router for sale. To make your job easier, we have compiled a list of the top five wireless WIFI routers available in South Africa.