Wireless Router, The Importance Of An Upgrade
You may be thinking, why spend money on something your ISP gives you for free? Or you may be the type who thinks it does not matter if your wireless router is older because your phone, laptop, or other wireless gear is not cutting edge. Unfortunately, this leads to a situation where the important but ignored wireless router ends up being a source of degraded Internet connection quality and a bad user experience for everyone at your home using your network. Many homeowners are accustomed to using networking hardware provided by their Internet service provider or consumer brands found at a local retailer. But, the problem with these consumer grade commodity products are the fact that they are built for a one-size-fits-all. This approach to wireless router design compromises the speed, performance, and reliability of your home network. Consumer grade networks, built as low-cost solutions, are not designed to meet the demands of modern connected homes.
Why Upgrade Your Wireless Router
From parental controls and eradicating dead zones to faster WiFi speeds and improved security, when the network goes down, the kids can’t play their games, the content stops streaming, and your home is virtually cut off from the world! As the gateway to the Internet, your wireless router plays a key role in overall network performance and reliability. If you are experiencing frequent symptoms of an underpowered or overwhelmed router, such as not getting a consistent WiFi signal everywhere in your home. Or, you frequently have network-related congestion issues, like slow web page loading or buffering video playback, it is a good sign that your wireless router is not up to the task of serving everyone in your household. Moreover, if your wireless router was a freebie supplied by your ISP (whether as a router/modem combo or a stand alone unit) there is a good chance it is not adequate. You Internet service provider is not in the business of handing out extremely high quality routers, and generally speaking, most modem/router combination units are only subpar at best.
WiFi and Internet speed are two different things. Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) determines your maximum Internet speed (the speed you pay for), but your wireless router can have a significant impact on your WiFi speed…