Routers – Which option is best for you?

When it comes to home or business networking, among the biggest decisions you have to make, is regarding if you choose to have WIFI in your home or workplace, and for what purpose your WIFI serves.

Networking can be as simple or as complex as you make it. One of the burning questions when it comes to offering WIFI is in terms of what router you should go with for your setup.

Let’s examine the two common types.

Consumer (otherwise known as home) routers:
The main points of consumer grade routers are their abilities to stream content through barriers such as walls, ceilings, and floors. Couple that with the fact that most households use WIFI for the purpose of streaming content between devices as well as via the Internet. These devices can range from budget to high-end and offer a multitude of choices covering square footage and options they contain.

Business routers:
What’s important for business is as follows. Scalability and Security. What your business WIFI gives up in priority in terms of media handling, it more than well makes up for it when it comes to options such as those for its administrators. You now have more options to keep intruders out and have infinite scalability when it comes to operating your network in tandem with switches, repeaters, other routers, etc.

When it comes down to networking, you have many options to consider. When you take into account your WIFI needs or requirements, things can start to get somewhat fuzzy. Routers often blur the lines between business and consumer, so step one is to figure out what is most important to you. Once you know that, you can look at options.

This is where an I.T. professional can further guide you so that you can be on a budget and have your new hardware setup and working properly, the way it’s intended.

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