Best Wireless Router

November 3, 2008

Best Wireless Router : A wireless network is incomplete without a router. The router connects to the broadband connection and in turn the access point in the router enables your laptop or computer to connect with the Internet. There are many wireless routers available in the market and to label one of them as the best and the other not so good is not an easy task. But when we take the speed of transmission of the data, the range it transmits and the ease of use, there are not many that can compete with each other in the wireless router category.

A wireless router is a network device that performs the functions of a router but also includes the functions of a wireless access point. It is commonly used to allow access to the Internet or a computer network without the need for a cabled connection. It can function in a wired LAN (local area network), a wireless only LAN, or a mixed wired/wireless network. Most current wireless routers have the following characteristics: * LAN ports, which function in the same manner as the ports of a network switch * A WAN port, to connect to a wider area network. The routing functions are filtered using this port. If it is not used, many functions of the router will be bypassed. * Wireless antennae. These allow connections from other wireless devices (NICs (network interface cards), wireless repeaters, wireless access points, and wireless bridges, for example).