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From Gaming to Streaming: 5 of the Best Wireless Internet Routers

What Is a Wireless Internet Router?

When you sign a deal with your Internet Service Provider (ISP), you will get to choose an internet router. Wired internet routers only allow computers and laptops online access via an ethernet cable. This type of connection is unstable and generally outdated in today’s world. Everyone is trying to get rid of cables, so it’s only logical that you choose a wireless internet router.

What does it allow you to do? Well, to put it simply, a wireless router allows you to connect to the internet via any device, without the use of cables. The method on which it’s based is pretty simple too — it routes a (hence the name) signal from your cable via invisible waves, straight to the device that needs internet access.

How do you set up a wireless internet router? Make sure all your cables are connected, from the cable to the socket. There are usually two — one that transfers the signal through to the router and another that powers the router. To set up a wireless network, you need to have a password. Every wireless router comes with a default password, which is usually found at the back of the router.

You should also be familiar with techniques for resetting a router — this is usually the first course of action when your internet stops working.

What router you choose to buy depends on what purpose you plan on using the internet for most of the time. Here’s a breakdown of the best wireless internet routers based on use.

Easiest to Use: Google WiFi System

Google recently launched their state-of-the-art router system for both homes and offices. The first thing that caught our eye was the fact that the router comes in a 3-pack. Each router is lightweight and comes with a slick, minimalist white exterior. According to Google, each point (or router) covers approximately 1,500 square feet.

The entire system is equipped with Network Assist technology that helps you maximize the potential of your broadband internet. All you need is to install an app, which lets you control the activities and devices connected to each router.

Pros:

  • Modern design
  • Excellent coverage for both home and office environments
  • Eliminates buffering and dead zones in all corners of the space
  • Easy-to-use app
  • Parental controls that can pause WiFi on children’s devices if needed

Cons:

  • Easy to misplace
  • Older phone models can’t connect to it easily

Price:

  • $259