If you are going to buy a Wi-Fi router, then take special care of these things – TechWeu

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If you are using Wi-Fi in your home, then it is possible that you will be using the free router provided by your internet provider. This arrangement is convenient for many people as they survive the set-up and also save money and time.But the problem starts from here, sometimes the network slows down or the network is not found in many parts of the house. But you cannot do much due to lack of necessary information about the router.

Apart from this, people also avoid buying routers by themselves. Because they don’t know much about it. Or the information that is available, their language is very technical which reading is like listening to a science lecture.

Some people may compromise a slow network, but most people expect better. They want to use internet on many systems as per their convenience, with internet speed also fast and network is available in every room of the house, so it becomes very important to know all about the router.

With internet and without it
Wi-Fi routers are mainly used for sharing Internet connections, but this is not the only feature. If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can still connect your smartphones, tablets, TVs and computers through it.

Most users require a router to use the Internet on many devices. Your internet connection will be either cable or ADSL. In case of a cable connection, you should ask your internet provider how is your connection. In general, you will not need a device other than a router. However, if you have a DSL connection and a company service provider like BSNL, MTNL and Airtel, you will also need an ADSL modem with a router. In such a situation it would be better to buy a router with built in ADSL modem. Although the cost of these routers is slightly higher, the compulsion is similar.

Although there are many different and different features of the router available in the market, but keep these things in mind before purchasing it.

Wi-Fi standard of router (802.11 a / b / g / n / ac)
First you have to see which Wi-Fi standard the router supports. The old model gets support of 802.11 ‘b’ or ‘g’ while the new routers also support ‘n’. On 802.11n standard you can transfer data at speeds of 600Mbps (mega bits per second), although some 802.11n routers have a top speed of 300Mbps (this means download speed of 37.5MBps or mega bytes per second).

802.11ac is the latest standard. On this you get a transfer speed of 1.3Gbps. By the way, very few mobile phones and laptops support 802.11ac. Apart from this, this technology is quite expensive compared to 802.11n. At the moment you can trust a router with ‘n’ standard. It is very fast for internet connection of India and its support is available on all devices simultaneously. And saving money as well.

Wireless frequency of router (2.4GHz or 5GHz)
The frequency of a router determines how powerful your network is. The router has two main standards: 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The main difference between the two is the interruption and range. The network is better in 5GHz standard router than 2.5 GHz standard router, but it is also worth it. If network interference is not the main issue, then you only buy a 2.5GHz router.

Router speed
The speed of any router also depends on the hardware used in that model. By the way, speed is mentioned in the “High Speed ​​Upto” section in every device. Those routers that are slow will also cost less. If the need is only to connect to the internet, then you buy a cheap router. If you are fond of watching high definition video on a laptop or streaming it on your smart TV, then your 300 Mbps router will do the job.

Router antenna range
There is no direct way to know the range of a Wi-Fi router because it depends on the circumstances. However, the dBi ratings of the antenna remain behind the router. Pranav Rajpara, a US network consultant, says a 2-4dBi range router is sufficient for a small middle size apartment. However, there are electronic devices like freeze, microwave ovens in your house and you will have to get a high range router. Walls also play an important role in blocking Wi-Fi signal. Whether the wall is concrete or wood, the signal strength becomes weak after 3 to 4 walls in a study. So before buying a router, pay attention to its dBi property.

Although the internet provider is providing you a router for free, there is nothing better than this, but if you are repeatedly suffering from network and range problems, then you should think about buying the router yourself. Keep in mind the above mentioned things and buy the router according to your need.

A router with 150Mbps or 300Mbps is fitted for a simple Internet connection. For this, you have to spend in the range above Rs 800. By the way, trust only Netgear, Asus, D-Link and Cisco Linksys. And the only reason for this is that when you get caught in the problem for some reason tomorrow, there is a lot of information available on the Internet about the devices of these companies. By the way, take the router that fits your needs and pocket.


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Aksh Swanni
Aksh Swanni
Aksh Swanni writes about Technology, smartphones, & Gaming for Techweu, out of Delhi. Aksh is technology & gadgets Author for techweu, and has frequently written about technology, gadgets on all platforms and new developments in the world of smartphones. In his free time, Aksh likes to spend time on his Play Station, learn new technologies, watch informative videos, and watching movies. Aksh is available on Aksh@techweu.com, you can send in your leads and tips.

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