Best Wireless Router 2016
Top 7 Wireless Routers You Can Buy
Top 7 Wireless Routers You Can Buy
|Best Rated||Best Seller||Best Deal|
|Modell||NETGEAR D7000-100UKS Nighthawk||TP-LINK TD-W9980 N600||NETGEAR D3600-100UKS N600||TP-LINK Archer D2 AC750||Asus DSL-N17U||TP-LINK TD-W8960N||Belkin Wireless N450|
|LAN Connections||5 x||4 x||4 x||4 x||4 x||4 x||4 x|
|WI-FI Speed||1900 Mbps||600 Mbps||600 Mbps||733 Mbps||900 Mbps||300 Mbps||450 Mbps|
|Guest Network Access|
Setting up your home network with our best wireless router reviews 2016.
Wireless Routers are an essential piece of equipment when setting up a home network. They offer flexibility and variety where simple, wired LAN connections reach their limits and are also great for setting up office networks. But like with all other technology there is loads to look out for when you buy a wireless router. Especially when you’re aiming to get a cheap router you need to be careful as our best wireless router reviews showed that you might have to miss out on important features.
This is why we have compared a range of models and found the best buys in our best wireless router reviews 2016. Continue reading our buying guide below to find out what you need to focus on, what an internet router should cost and how to find the UK’s best wireless router.
A router is a device which is able to connect multiple computers inside a network. This doesn’t have to include an internet connection, which is what often confuses people and can lead to bad buys, when the consumer realises the router has no option to connect a DSL cable.
To give you a short overview for our best wireless router reviews here are the types of wireless routers.
|Type of Wireless Router||Description|
|Standard Wireless Router||This is Simply put a standard router with a Wi-Fi connection. It will spread your network signal via cable or wirelessly to any designated device in the surrounding area. Though it is not capable of processing an internet signal directly from the land-line if it has no integrated DSL Modem.|
|DSL Router/ Internet Router||In order to process an internet signal from the telephone box you’ll need a DSL Modem . In most cases wireless routers these days have integrated DSL Modems making them DSL Routers/ADSL Routers. They can receive an internet signal from the land-line and spread it into your network via cable (LAN) or Wi-Fi (WLAN).|
|Mobile Internet Routers||With the development of LTE (4G) we can now use the internet on the go. A 4G Router is capable of receiving a LTE Signal and spread it wirelessly. This means you can set up a network on the go. In principle this is what smartphones do when you activate a mobile hotspot.|
Our best wireless router reviews 2016 concludes that you’ll rarely encounter stand-alone routers and we don’t advise buying one. An internet router has an integrated DSL-modem and uses Wi-Fi too. Except for being a cheap router there’s not much that speaks for purchasing one.
|Pro’s of Standard Wireless Routers||Con’s of Standard Wireless Routers|
|Pro’s of DSL Routers/Internet Routers||Con’s of DSL Routers/Internet Routers|
|Pro’s of Mobile Internet Routers||Con’s of Mobile Internet Routers|
Now this is the tricky bit. It isn’t that easy finding a cheap router that suits your networking needs and especially Wi-Fi specifications can become quite confusing. Our best wireless router reviews support you by listing some main terminology for internet routers/ DSL routers.
In order to find a suitable, cheap router out of our best wireless router reviews 2016 ask yourself what type of user you are. If you like to game online a lot you need to look for the best router for gaming which comes with VDSL like TP-Link routers or Netgear routers.
If you are a simple surfer and would rather buy a cheap router then a simple ADSL router will do the job (D-Link routers or Belkin routers have proven to be simple and user friendly).
Would you like a cheap router or a router for sale?
If you want to save money and are simply looking for the best cheap wireless router check out our reviews 2016 at the top of the page. You’ll see our “price tip” which is the best value for money model we compared and also one of the best wireless routers under £100. Online shops like Amazon also have wide range of models and you’ll most certainly be able to grab a router for sale here. Even the cheapest wireless router you see can therefore be decent in quality.
Would you like to buy the UK’s best wireless router?
If you’d rather spend a bit more money to ensure you get a top quality broadband router then check our reviews for the “best-rated” and “best-seller”. The best rated is our winner and currently the best wireless router around, whilst the “best-seller” let’s you know what the UK’s most popular broadband router is.
There are a couple of different brands for wireless routers. Many claim that Netgear routers but also TP-Link routers are the best choice for advanced internet users who want to get the best out of their connection. For simpler, straight forward tasks D-Link routers and very basic Belkin routers will be absolutely fine.
To give you an overview of the best Wi-Fi router brands we’ve created a short list for you.
These are the best wireless router brands, but the following companies are also capable of producing good routers including mobile, 4g routers.
”A cheap router from one of these brands can often prove to be a top quality bargain. If you buy a router for sale from one of these brands you can rest assured that you have picked one of the UK’s best wireless routers.
If you are experiencing problems with a router’s range see if you can get wireless router boosters or range extenders. A wireless router booster is simply plugged into the wall and immediately amplifies the Wi-Fi signal so that you can use it in rooms that lie further away from the router.
Setting up a router isn’t easy if you’re a beginner therefore internet routers that are plug and play (like D-Link routers) are recommended. Some of the best wireless routers have media servers and many other functions which you should check out before buying. If you don’t need them they’ll just make the set-up more complicated.
Check Wi-Fi receiving devices for the compatible standards. Wireless -ac routers or wireless-n routers aren’t compatible with a different standard. As mentioned before, a rooter that has both is probably best, wireless -ac routers and wireless-n routers don’t cost less in comparison to multi-standard models.