Showing posts with label Router. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Router. Show all posts

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

7 Best Wireless Routers to Buy in 2018

Best Routers to Buy in 2018

Today’s the era of digital connection. Everyone and anyone is connected online whether it is through their smart phones or computers or even nowadays their appliances, everything these days is connected and we too can’t seem to do without a good Wi-Fi connection. Therefore getting a good router to use at home is a necessity these days rather than a convenience item.

Today a common sighting in most households are smart phones, smart TVs, computers whether of the desktop or laptop variety and these are just some of the gadgets in a house that compete for bandwith. Now taking all these devices multiplied by the people living in the house, it becomes absolutely necessary to get a good router to get amazing connectivity to all those devices. That is why we have compiled together a list of best routers of 2018. To choose a router you have to check for throughput, range and many other features and we have done all that for you right here on our list of best routers for 2018.

Top pick of best router for the year 2018: 


One of the best Wi- Fi routers out there is the Google Wi- Fi. This mesh Wi- Fi uses two or more wireless devices to provide Wi- Fi connectivity for the whole household. This Wi- Fi router becomes ideal for a place of medium to large area, which would otherwise require two or more points within the house.

When we think of buying a router the first thing that comes to mind is the set up and how tedious it is going to be and after that thought, we just put off buying a good router. But this is not the case with the Google Wi- Fi router. The setup is simple enough and there is an app to go along with it. All you have to do is download the app onto your gadget ( the one with a screen), plug the router into a power source, attach your old router through the gigabit Ethernet port and then just follow the instructions on the screen and then voila! You have a reliable router at your disposal.

Another great thing about this router is that it automatically downloads updates to its firmware so you always get the best security and software that is out there. The router on this list of best routers of 2018 costs $258 for three and $129 for a single unit.

Netgear’s Tri Band Orbi RBK50 on the list of best routers of 2018: 

With this router you get most of the features available with Netgear’s nighthawk that is static routing, advanced port mapping, backups and firewall rules. You even get MU-MIMO support, four port switches on satellite and three port gigabit ethernet switch on the router. If you are on the lookout for a good Wi-Fi mesh router then this Netgear router is the one for you. It may not come with an app but it still offers great connectivity and two units seamlessly covers an area of 5000sq feet.

Best Gaming Router in 2018- Asus ROG Rapture GT- AC5300: 

If you are not one to shrink away when seeing the price, then this router maybe the one for you. This $385 gaming router for most maybe overkill with 4 by 4 MU-MIMO support, 8 gigabit LAN ports with link aggregation and dual WANsupport, but it is one of the best routers out there mostly used by the gaming community but can be a great buy too if you can afford the price tag.

This Triband router can deliver 5300mbps of output and you can also add 5GHz of bandwith to gaming devices. Other activities can use the other 5GHz band or the 2.4GHz bandwith.

Another Best Router Buy- Netgear’s Nighthawk X6: 

Another excellent buy on the best router of 2018 list is the Netgear Nighthawk X6. While it may not have as many of the features listed with other routers on this list, it is still an excellent buy for a little over $200.

One other best Router on this list is the Asus RT- AC88U AC3100 Dual Band: 

This router like most of the other routers on this list comes with a ton of features. Having excellent speed and range is a given for the routers appearing on the list of best routers of 2018. This router comes with MU-MIMO support, 8 gigabit LAN support with link aggregation dual- WAN support. This budget friendly router is available for $237.55

You best Average day Router- Asus RT- Ac68U AC1900 802.11ac Router:

For those on the look- out for a great router but don’t want the frills attached with most $200+ models out there, this Asus router is the one for you. Don’t think that just because this router costs lessthan $200 that is sub – optimal or that it does not offer great speeds because let me tell you it offers great speeds and has a good range too.

It support 600Mbps on a 2.4 GHz band and can reach upto 1300 Mbps on 5GHz band. This budget friendly router comes with 4 gigabit LAN ports and one WAN port, 2.0 USB port, USB 3.0 port and this router even has removable antennas. This router on the best router list of 2018 is available at $140.

Another Great Buy on the best router list- Synology RT2600ac: 

This router comes with a lot of features for an under $200 router and it has a 1.7 GHz dual core processor, support for MU-MIMO and still clocks in at lesser than $200.

It can reach up to 1,733 Mbps while on 5GHz bandwith and upto 800 Mbps on a 2.4 GHz band. This is an excellent router for everyday home usage and it can also double up as a network storage server.

Another budget friendly router on the best router list of 2018- TP Link Archer C7 1750: 

If you want something that simply does the job at good enough speeds and are not that interested in features that you may never use then this $70 router is definitely one for you.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Clever Design behind Google’s OnHub Router


Google’s Wi-Fi Dubbed `OnHub”

Google has recently unveiled a new Wi-Fi router which has been dubbed `OnHub’ which tends to solve all Wi-Fi related issues and though mobile technology has made great headways in recent years, the routers that are utilised today have not made much improvements. Routers have not been particularly sensational technology, but now Google is making attempts to change it.

OnHub is invented to be easy to set up as well as to manage it with high performance and also to be able to tie together smart home accessories. The device seems like an Amazon Echo, a remarkable cylindrical tower though the two devices are unlike each other. OnHub tends to be purely a router and not a speaker or an option to access Google Now. It will probably be on sale from August 31st at a cost of $199.99.

OnHub has unique features with antenna design, smart software for enhanced performance, an associated app that can make adjusting router settings very simple than tinkering around with confused piece of hardware having blinking lights. OnHub’s main selling point tends to be that it is easy to set up as well as effortless to troubleshoot.

OnHub in the Open - Amazing Impact on Wi-Fi Performance


Speaking to Wired Trond Wuellner, Google product manager had explained that keeping OnHub out in the open and not buried on the floor has an amazing impact on the performance of Wi-Fi. It can get connected to iOS and Android phones through what seems like a clean and fashionable app that informs the owners how many devices are connected to the OnHub as well as the type of speeds they are receiving.

Google states that the router’s circular design should enable it to have better penetration through a home, with around 13 antennas inside it, the router can also automatically identify the best channel to broadcast on and comprises of support for 802.11 ac as well as 5GHz Wi-Fi. OnHub was developed in partnership with TP-LINK and according to Wired, it is said that a second router is also developing in partnership with Asus.

Google has promised to bring in new features to the OnHub over a period of time. OnHub is a kind of change from the existing router market wherein one expects most of the home routers to get firmware updates often, installing them needs a lot of effort. OnHub tends to handle it all automatically.

OnHub – Smart Home Hub


Presently, it does not seem like the router has any surprising software features, though the way Google conveys about OnHub, seems like there could be some interesting research coming up. Some of the interesting features which Google has are that OnHub tends to support Bluetooth LE and Weave, Google’s new smart home language which would ultimately enable OnHub in serving as a smart home hub.

It is likely that in that case, OnHub will be more in common with Echo. Echo which is a simple device has got Amazon into home which could expand and start offering more service and OnHub would be the same over a period of time. Presently its focus is not clear on what are its intentions of tying the devices together. The device seems to be already sold out on the Google Store though it would be difficult to weight the significance of the fact without the knowledge of how large the initial supply seemed to be.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Router – Networking Device – Specialized Hardware

Router, a networking device is a commonly specialized hardware which forwards data packets between networks of computers creating an overlay internet work in the form of a router. This is connected to several data lines from various networks and is commonly connected to two LANs or WANs or a LAN together with its ISPs’ network which are located at gateways, places where two or more networks are connected.

Routers tend to use headers and forwarding tables to identify the best path in forwarding the packets using protocols like ICMP in communicating with each other as well as configure the route between two hosts, keeping in touch through network advances.

When a data packet comes across one of the lines, the router has the capabilities of reading the address information in the packet and determines its ultimate destination and on using informing in its routing table or routing policy, it navigates the packet to the next network journey. Routers perform the task of directing the traffic function through the internet. The data packet is forwarded from one router to another through network which constitutes internet work till it arrives at the destination junction.

Connectivity Within/Between Enterprises and Internet

Small office and home routers are some of the familiar forms of routers which pass data like email, IM, web pages and videos between the internet and in home computers for instance, a router would be the owner’s cable or a DSL router that is connected to the internet through an ISP. Routers provide connectivity within enterprises, between enterprises and the internet or even between internet service providers – ISP networks.

Enterprise routers, which are rather sophisticated routers, are connected to large business or ISP networks up to powerful core routers which can forward data at high speed along the optical fibre lines of the internet backbone. High performance access points providing wireless connectivity are provided in resorts, churches, restaurants, universities, offices and schools.

Software based routers are getting more popular though routers are typically dedicated hardware. Some offer dual band wireless products, with companies providing their employees, staff or students with more options in transferring huge files within their network or while using other bandwidth intensive application. Multiple routers when used in interconnecting networks, exchange information regarding destination addresses with the use of dynamic routing protocol.

Interface for Different Physical Forms of Network Connections

Individual router tends to build up a table listing the desired routes on the interconnected networks between any two systems and the router has interfaces for various physical forms of network connections like the fibre optic, copper cables or wireless transmission.

It contains firmware for a various network communicating protocol standards where each network interface utilises this specialised computer software for data packets which is forwarded from one protocol transmission system to another system. Routers could also be used to connect to two and more logical groups of devices known as subnets with each having a different sub network address.

The subnet addresses that are recorded in the router do not directly map to the physical interface connections. Other networking solutions could be provided by Wireless Distributions System – WDS and avoid the cost of introducing networking cables in buildings.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Android Powered Soap Smart Router To Operate At Your Fingertips

Soap Router
This router is operated by touch screen and to be designed as more user friendly than any other Routers. The router is going to play a dominant role in our homes. The Router is a middleman between the Internet and all other connecting devices in the home or office who want to access it. Most of the set up of the router is only once and then hope that they never have to do something about it unless otherwise needed to modify.

The Soap smart router will now not very much can, but has also remain particularly easy to use. It is powered by Android and thereby controlled by Smartphone, tablet, PC, or in the top model with an integrated touch screen 7 inch wide. The Soap router sees itself in addition to the traditional Wi -Fi up to the latest standard 802.11ac also on numerous wireless protocols that are required for some smart light switches, light bulbs and similar devices.

These include Zigbee and Z -Wave. And for those who prefer the classic cable there are four Gigabit Ethernet ports in the face. Above all it is designed by creators to safety of the user; more precisely the user can specify which web sites may be called in just like "white list” or which are not to be called in "blacklist". You can set access restrictions, and can even see who is looking at what is on the net for children in the household. In addition, the router Soap protects loud its inventors also against “threats from the network“. He is making fools of, for example, hackers, in which he feigns vulnerability, which is none at all.

Malware and phishing attacks it filters according to the maker of active. These features, however, are neither new nor sensational; many routers offer these and other things. The Soap settings can be do via Android and touch screen very easy and can use many of the features. In addition to the touch screen you can use the soap also as a Smartphone app that will give it for Android and the iPhone.

And who wants to save a little money, can order now the Soap model called Soap Essentials which is available without display. Soap Touch is of 135 Euros and the devices will be available in the market from October 2014. Now the project is of Kick starter and need more finance.