How to Choose the Best Wi-Fi Router for Home

Are you planning to buy a new router? Or wants to upgrade the current router? Many people do not know what to consider when buying a wi-fi router.

In addition to the good quality routers like Tenda, Netgear, TP-Link, D-Link, Asus, etc., many low-quality routers are available in the market. Although they fit above, they are of no use at all. Many people are deceived by buying these low-quality routers.

In today's post, in addition to explaining the misconceptions about wireless routers, we will discuss what things to keep in mind while buying a router. So, let's get started.

◇ Standard
Routers that support the 802.11ac standard are the best for personal use. The 'ac' standard can transfer data at speeds three times higher than 802.11n. It uses a 5GHz frequency band which will give better network performance for faster file transfer and streaming media than the regular 2.4GHz band.

So, when you buy or upgrade the router, it is advisable to buy an 802.11ac-supported wireless router. However, if your budget is limited, you can also use the router of the 'n' standard.

◇ Single Band / Dual Band
Wireless routers operate at two different frequencies -2.4GHz and 5GHz. Single-band routers support 2.4GHz, but 5GHz is available on some updated routers. Dual-band supported only 5GHz.

Depending on the area you live in, you should decide whether to buy a single or a dual-band router. If you live in a densely populated area, use a dual-band router. Because most devices run at 2.4GHz frequency, a network jam will be created, so you will not get the perfect wi-fi speed.

◇ Router's lifespan
Networking hardware has to withstand a lot of pressure, so they do not last long. If you use the same router for a long time, naturally its power decreases a bit. Good quality routers have a good life span and do not require frequent changes.

◇ Multiple Antennas
The antenna increases the range of your router. If you want to get an internet connection across a large area, then you have to use a router with more antennas.

Or suppose, there are many rooms in your house, you may have to use a 4/6 antenna router to get the perfect network in all the rooms.

However, many people think that the more antennas there are in the router, the better the router will be. It's not entirely true.


The above factors should be considered when buying a router. Always check users' reviews about that router before buying. There is no such thing as all routers will have all kinds of features.

Some routers are easy to use while some routers provide good performance. So in this case, it is necessary to choose the router to match your needs.

If video calls, movies, and video watching are your main needs, you need good network speed. If your router is single-band or doesn't support 802.11ac, you'll have to run into trouble, right?

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