Why You Should Replace Your ISP’s Router
When you signed up with an Internet service provider (ISP), it is likely you got a modem/router combo. And that’s great right? You didn’t have to buy your own. But, there are lots of reasons why you should replace that router. For starters, making sure Netflix gets streaming priority will make for a much better experience! But ever better, is getting better WiFi!
While some ISP provided routers perform well, it’s tough to know what you are going to get! In fact, not too long ago, Time Warner Cable got in trouble for sending its customers outdated equipment while promising blazing fast speeds. Additionally, parental controls are great for those who have kids, something the one provided to you cannot offer. And, putting those controls in place at the router, instead of individual devices or apps, will make them more effective!
Another reason to replace that router for a new one is the ability to create guest networks. Easily create guest networks that you can share keeping them away from your secure private network. With a feature like this, you have the ability to grant or revoke WiFi access giving you more control over how the Internet is being used at your home.
Guest networks provide a lot of convenience and added security. However, not all ISP routers support them. Another reason, quality of service. QoS lets you choose apps or devices that get priority bandwidth. Use these settings for things like making sure your Netflix or Roku get priority for streaming. So you never have to worry about buffering again!