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Which wireless router is right for you?

23rd March 2016
Nat Bowers

We can all agree that, while not the sexiest of gadgets, wireless routers are very important: you need to select the right one for your requirements. Whether you work from home, spend lots of time playing online games or just stream a lot of Netflix, a good router is essential to ensure you have a fast and reliable internet connection.

Firstly, it's important to note that there is no one size fits all. No router will tick all the boxes in terms of speed, security, range, functionality, easy set-up and price: there will have to make a tradeoff somewhere. For example, if you want the best speed, security, range & functionality, then your router will likely be expensive and difficult to set-up. On the other hand, if price is your chief concern you may have to sacrifice performance in all other areas.

With this in mind, the team at Reviews.com have created a comprehensive guide designed to help you find the best wireless router available. User reviews, from e-commerce sites such as Amazon, as well as a 1,500 person survey were used to determine which features were most important. Speed of connection, security and range were highlighted as the key factors with 41.1, 29.3 and 24.8% of respondents, respectively, indicating that this was one of the features they cared most about.

They looked at 40 different wireless routers, performed hands-on testing and evaluated hundreds of reviews in order to provide a comprehensive resource that will help you choose what router is best for you requirements.

Based on a number of data points, they were then able to narrow that list down to 5 best routers. With these 5, the research team conducted a thorough review of each of those options, assessing it on over 20 different features. The end result is a data-driven, non-biased rating for each of those routers. There is also, of course, one winner which stood out above the rest.

Read the wireless router guide here and find out which one is right for you.

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