A Wireless home router is a device that communicates between the internet and the devices in your home that connects to the internet. It routes traffic between the devices and the internet. The selection of the right kind of router for your home is very important. A wireless home router usually serves as:
- Access point– It usually provides connectivity for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless access
- Switch– A Wireless home router also contains four full-duplex switch-port with the speed of 10/100/1000 to connect wired devices
- Router– The router server as the default gateway for connecting to other network infrastructures
Wireless router server as a small business or residential wireless access device. It is connected to the Internet Server Provider modem and share internet services using RF signals. Internal devices wirelessly determine the router by its SSID and attempt to connect and authenticate with it to access the Internet. The SSID is the abbreviation of the Service Set Identifier. The figure below illustrates the working of the wireless home router.
Most wireless routers provide advanced features, for example, high-speed access, video streaming, IPv6 addressing, QoS, configuration utilities, and USB ports to connect printers or portable drives. The quality we should consider for choosing a good router is as under:
Wi-Fi signal availability mostly depends on the size of the home and the barriers that prevent signals from reaching their destinations. So look for a router that has the potential to reach the far-off corners of the home.
Router technology has changed from time to time, so selects the latest technology and has updated firmware. The multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output (MU-MIMO) technology is the latest technology. The MU-MIMO allows the WI-FI router to communicate with multiple devices simultaneously.
Wi-Fi security is an important aspect. Cybercriminals can enter to your home network and can copy your data; they can also install malware and viruses in your devices. They can also get your personal and financial information. So having a router providing network-level protection can help protect against cyber-attacks at the port of entry.