Best Wireless Routers Review 2016 – Buyer’s Guide

Best Wireless Routers ReviewWireless router turn an existing internet connection into a wireless signal that tablets and laptop computers can use to connect to the internet without the need for 3G or 4G.

A wireless router  is what powers public wifi at many restaurants, libraries, and other such places, making it possible to connect to the internet while you’re there.

Because of our internet-centric culture, wireless routers are rapidly becoming a crucial part of any business or household so in this article, we’ll go over some tips on how to choose the best router for you.

 

 

How To choose Best Wireless Router ?

how-to-choose-best-wireless-router-2016When choosing a wireless router, there are several factors to keep in mind.

Wi-Fi Standard
Connection speed
Signal strength
How many bands the router has?
How many connections the router supports at the same time?
What kind of built-in security the router has?
The router’s upgrade capabilities.
What type of warranty the router’s manufacturer offers?

All of these factors can vary significantly between brands, so finding a router that covers as many of your needs as possible is very important. While all of these things are important to choosing a wireless router, security should always be one of the first concerns you have.

 

Our Top Ten Picks

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#1
TP LINK TL WR841N N300
TP LINK TL WR841N N300
 
4.0 Stars (4.0 / 5)
Up to 300 Mbps4 Ethernet ports 802 11 BGN
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#2
NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK
NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK
AC1900 (R7000)
 
4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)
1900 Mbps (1300 + 600 Mbps Speed)4 Gigabit Ethernet ports 802.11 AC
Review
#3
TP-LINK ARCHER c7
TP-LINK ARCHER
C7 AC1750
 
4.1 Stars (4.1 / 5)
1750 Mbps (450 + 1300 Mbps Speed)4 Gigabit Ethernet ports 802.11 AC
Review
#4
APPLE AIRPOR
APPLE AIRPORT
EXTREME BASE STATION
 
4.6 Stars (4.6 / 5)
Up to 1300 Mbps4 Ethernet ports 802.11 BGN
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#5
SECURIFI ALMOND
SECURIFI ALMOND
TOUCHSCREEN
 
4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)
Up to 300 Mbps2 Ethernet ports 802.11 BGN
Review
#6
ASUS-RT-AC68U-Wireless-AC1900-Dual-Band
ASUS (RT-AC68U)
WIRELESS AC1900 Router
 
4.2 Stars (4.2 / 5)
1900 Mbps (1300 + 600 Mbps Speed)4 Gigabit Ethernet ports 802.11 AC
Review
#7
Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
LINKSYS WRT1900ACS
DUAL-BAND Router
 
3.9 Stars (3.9 / 5)
1900 Mbps (1300 + 600 Mbps Speed)4 Gigabit Ethernet ports 802.11 AC
Review
#8
Tp-Link Archer C9 AC1900 Wireless
TP-LINK ARCHER C9 AC1900
DUAL BAND Router
 
4.2 Stars (4.2 / 5)
1900 Mbps (1300 + 600 Mbps Speed)4 Gigabit Ethernet ports 802.11 AC
Review
#9
Asus rt AC66U 802.11ac wireless ac1750
ASUS RT-AC66U
AC1750 ROUTER
 
3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)
1750 Mbps (450 + 1300 Mbps Speed)4 Gigabit Ethernet ports 802.11 AC
Review
#10
NETGEAR N750 Dual Band WI-Fi Gigabit Router (WNDR4300)_2016
NETGEAR N750
DUAL BAND ROUTER
 
4.1 Stars (4.1 / 5)
750 Mbps (300 + 450 Mbps Speed)4 Gigabit Ethernet ports 802.11 BGN
Review

 

10 Best Wireless Routers Review

Tp link tl wr841n wireless n300 home router

TP-LINK TL-WR841N Wireless N300

The TL-WR841N Wireless N300 Home Router is a most reliable wireless router specially designed to handle a small home or business internet requirements. The gadget allows you internet connectivity to enable Voice over Internet Protocol, HD video streaming, heavy browsing and online gaming.

At the push of a WPS button you can secure the device from network intrusions. 300Mbps internet connectivity is good enough for interruption sensitive use. The dual antennae greatly increase stability and strength of the wireless network.

The TL-WR841N is also compatible with the latest internet protocol version; IPv6. The administrator can also do bandwidth allocation for each computer using the IP oriented bandwidth control.

 

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WI-Fi Gigabit Router (R7000)

 

Nighthawk Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit (R7000)This is one of the most powerful wifi router 2016 products from NetGear. The Nighthawk AC1900 is a dual band router with inbuilt amplifiers that boost wireless network coverage in the area of use.

The 1GHz dual core processor ensures there is no lag and buffering even when operating the dual bands. The Beamformers and triple Omni-directional antenna give you extreme data transfer rated to enable you experience interruption free performance.

With the NETGEAR Genie app, you can remotely control the network from the ReadyCLOUD and have access to media and files storage while away from office or home. The router supports Ultra HD video Streaming and online gaming without a fuss.

 

TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router

TP-LINK-Archer-C7-AC1750-Dual-Band
One of the best router 2016 available in the market today having gotten a New York Times review as “the best router for most people. This superior device has a Next Generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.

Archer C7 is three times better than wireless N speeds and is capable of a data transfer rate of 1.75Gbps. The 1GB WAN and 4GB LAN ports can support fast wired networks with speeds ten times the standard Ethernet connection. It is easier to share files with other devices on the local network using the USB 2.0 ports that allow FTP server and storage for media.

The router is well suited for wider area coverage thanks to the three antennas. Archer-C7 supports concurrent Dual Band Connections operating 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously while reaching 450Mps and 1300Mbps on both bands respectively.

 

Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (ME918LL/A)

Apple Airport Extreme 802.11ac
Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station is easy to use and intelligent4 base station provides a simultaneous dual band to ensure a perfect wireless access whether you are a home, school or officer user.

It provides advanced Wi-Fi access for people with iPhones, iPads, Apple TV among other Apple products.

It has an inbuilt firewall to protect you against malicious internet attacks, which gives you peace of mind when surfing.

 

Securifi Almond – (3 Minute Setup) Touchscreen Wireless Router / Range Extender

Securifi-Almond-Touchscreen-Wireless-Router
This is the first router to come with a touch screen control therefore enabling you to manage the router without the need of a computer.

The single band router can also be used as an extender from another router around the home. The uniquely styled router is well suited for small homes, it can handle light browsing and light file sharing tasks.

The technology however is still limited to the 802.11abgn 2.4GHz with three 10/100 Ethernet ports.

The pricing is very reasonable and is compatible with the IPv6 protocol standards which means it is futuristic.

 

ASUS (RT-AC68U) Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router

ASUS-RT-AC68U-Wireless-AC1900-Dual-Band
True to the RT series from ASUS, this sleekly designed router has insane speeds on concurrent dual band connectivity.

The AiCloud app that is compatible on iOS and Android allow you to access files on the local network remotely.The ASUS (RT-AC68U) comes with three antenna that will guarantee stable and wide wireless network coverage.

Easy to set up with the helpful ASUS Quick Internet Setup popping up on your device when attached to the router guiding you through the easy set up procedure. The device has USB 3.0/2.0 ports for printer connectivity and media sharing.

 

Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Gigabit Router

Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
This professional router from Linksys offers network speeds of up to AC1300MBPS combined with a duo-core processor of 1.6GHZ. This processor is designed to ensure that data moves through the network at extremely high speeds. With 512mb RAM, this router has been designed to improve data transfer speeds ensuring that large files are move through fast.

It has four external antennae, which expand Wi-Fi coverage, for improved strength in multi-storey buildings and multi level offices. This device is open source; therefore, users have permission to customize firmware to meet their needs.

 

TP-LINK Archer c9 AC1900 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router

Tp-Link Archer C9 AC1900 Wireless
The AC1900 is tailored for superfast internet needs at home or in a small office setting.

With the 802.11ac NextGen standards, the router is capable of transfer speeds of up to 1.9Gbps with 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz and 1.3Gbps on the clearer 5GHz platform.

The device has a beamforming feature that concentrates the Wi-Fi signals to the devices in use while still maintaining widespread coverage in the area of use. The antennas are omnidirectional and detachable.

You can share media files and print over the FTP server using USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports.

 

ASUS RT-AC66U 802.11AC WIRELESS AC1750 ROUTER

ASUS-RT-AC68U-Wireless-AC1900-Dual-Band
This NextGen device comes with an 802.11a chipset that allows for concurrent 2.4GHz & 5GHz dual band use with transfer rate of 1.75Gbps.

You can rely on ASUS RT-N66U’s Ethernet ports for fast internet performance to give you an interruptible experience for streaming HD videos and online Gaming. The AiRadar ensures optimum wireless coverage over the 2 detachable antennas.

The ASUSWRT user interface allows or an easy 3 step set up, network application control and signal monitoring. Share files and printers with the multifunctional USB ports.

 

NETGEAR N750 Dual Band WI-Fi Gigabit Router (WNDR4300)

NETGEAR N750 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (WNDR4300)
Future proof your home network with this IPv6 compatible router which is also supports Windows 8.

This gigabit router supports internet connectivity of medium to large homes giving an awesome entertainment experience while streaming HD videos on tabs and the TV.

You have wireless and remote access to files and media over the FTP server which enables you to share, print and back up.

The NETGEAR genie APP comes in handy when you need to manage, repair or keep an eye on the network from whatever location.

 

Final Verdict

  • There is no single best wireless router; it all depends on what your needs are as a household or a business. Similarly, just choosing the newest router on the market or the wifi router with the best range isn’t always the best way to go, either.
  • The person who checks out Facebook once a week won’t have the same needs as a video-editing business. Also keep in mind the size of the space you’re working with, what objects could block the signal and what your security needs are. If you focus on what your needs are and what your budget allows, finding the best router becomes much easier.