Today, the increasingly widespread use of the internet and the emergence of many wireless mobile devices such as mobile phones, ipads, wireless printers, ibooks, netbooks, has resulted in wireless routers becoming one of the tools that must be in residences.
With the wireless router as a connecting point, accessing the internet, developing archives, printing images becomes easier and can be done anywhere simultaneously and does not need to plug the cable.
The price of routers & wifi is now more affordable and easy to find. Routers are growing fast. Wireles-G types with speeds of 54 Mbps have been replaced with wireless-N that can reach 300 Mbps or more using various brands in the market such as TP-Link, Belkin, Cissco-Linksys, D-Link, Asus etc.
What’s the difference between Wireless -N vs G? Called 802.11n, Wireless-N is a replacement according to Wireles-G (802.11g). The main difference according to 802.11n vs g is frequency. 802.11g works in a frequency of 2.4 GHz while 802.11n works at frequencies of 2.4 and five GHz. Generically 802.11n has a basic data transfer of 72.2 Mbps, while 802.11g 54 Mbbps. But because the 802.11n protocol supports MIMO current antennas then data transfer is doubled to 4.
The wireless signal of the router depends on distance, number of users, number of obstructions (e.g. walls) etc. Router speeds are generally written using “UP TO”. So a router that claims to have an “UP TO” speed of 150-Mbps, maybe only based on a range of only a few meters without a barrier, but the further the speed gap is reduced. Under some consideration in choosing a router.
1. Speed.Wireless-G & type routers that may have previously been difficult, because wireless-N routers using speeds of up to 150 Mbps can be obtained at very affordable prices.
For the use of routers in residences with a standard / medium area and used only to access the internet, printing, connecting computers to laptops, relatively mini archive transfers, routers and network adapters with speeds “up to” 150 – 300 Mbps using an ethernet port of 100 / 10 Mb / s is sufficient. But for a large house with poly rooms, consider using a two-band router, which reaches speeds of 300 +300 Mbps,
But if the routine archive transfer is large enough, streaming video / music from personal computer to TV, it is better to use a two-band router using 300 + 300 Mbps or 300 + 450 Mbps using gigabit ethernet port.
two. Model & sized.Consider buying a stylish router shape if you want to be placed in the central seat of residence, so you can make decorations. Also considered the size of a compact router and not too grand.
3. Brand.Try to buy a router with the same brand as one of the existing network adapters for compatibility, but pay attention to ease of installation, performance (especially for long range), existing filtur (e.g. firewall, encryption system, WEP, WPA-Personal, and WPA-Enterprise) and the number of clients.
4. Price.If price becomes a primary consideration, it may be that an outdated router with lower speeds – but still meets the desired requirements – can be obtained using cheaper prices using good quality and performance.
five. Guarantee.Be sure to buy a wireless router that comes with a factory warranty.
Generally routers are now equipped with easy installation and setup software. Just set up a wireless adapter or plug the LAN cable by computer into the ethernet port, input the SETUP CD, follow the instructions, enter the hotspot name and password, etc. No need to copy ethernet addresses, because all internet providers now allow users to create bandwidth.
If you want to spread files between computers, remember to create a network system on a computer or laptop that will connect to each other.