Wireless networking is becoming an easy way to share a single broadband connection among multiple computers nowadays. With a single modem, you can connect more than a PC to the wireless network and internet using a wireless card and a wireless router. This makes it very cost effective as well. The wireless networking also has other advantages over wired network like their greater mobility and flexibility. As the wireless routers come with better security features and the prices are falling so rapidly, the number of internet users who adopt to wireless networking is continually increasing in recent times.
The following are 10 best wireless routers 2018, lets take a closer look
1. TP-Link 450 Mbps Combo (TL-WR940N)
2. TP-Link 300 Mbps Combo (TL-WR841N)
3. ASUS RT-N66U Gigabit Router
4. Belkin N600 Wireless Dual-Band DSL Router
5. ASUS RT-AC87U AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router
6. NETGEAR R7000-100UKS Nighthawk AC1900
7. ASUS RT-AC1200G Dual-Band Wifi Router with AP/Bridge
8. TP-LINK TD-W8968 ADSL2+ modem router
9. NETGEAR WNR2000-200UKS N300
10. Linksys E900 N300 Wireless-N Router
Advantages of a wireless network using a router
– Simple and easy to setup.
When compared with wired network, wireless networking is simpler and easier to setup. Wireless network does not need any lengthy wires or cables that usually make your networking area untidy and messy. To connect your PC with other PCs wirelessly, you just need a PC card, a short cable and a wireless router
– Greater Mobility
Wireless networking offers greater mobility and more freedom to move. You can just take your notebook PC from room to room in your home as long as you are able to get the wireless signals from the wireless Access Point.
You can access to files and other peripherals like printers from anywhere within the network coverage, even from the garden! By setting up your wireless router, you can access the files from the desktop pc on your laptop and transfer the files between these computers
The good news is the newer models of wireless routers have improved features and signal strengths so you can setup wireless networking even in larger homes.
– Faster data transfer
The wireless network helps you to transfer the information much faster than sending it via e-mail or on a CD! Since, the wireless routers usually have four ports, other devices like printers can be plugged into one of the ports. This means, a single printer can be shared by multiple users who are connected by the wireless network. If you want to print a document, you can do it from anywhere in the home. All you need to do is to just press the print button, the printer at the remote end will give out the print outs in a few minutes.
– Falling price of routers and wireless hardware
Recently, wireless network devices like wireless routers above and adapters have become quite cheaper and affordable. Sometimes, you get them even free, when you take a broadband service from an ISP.
While installing wired or Ethernet connection, the cost of cables may significantly go up especially when long cables are needed to connect the PCs into the network in the larger premises.