Wi-Fi routers come in many shapes and sizes. We have a list of features that we believe make a good router. We do not sell routers directly, as we are not a manufacturer, but have had some good experience with several brands. We are more than happy to look over your needs and help find some possible solutions.
The basic features of a router we recommend for our customers are:
- The router should be dual-band, or have both the 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi and 5Ghz Wi-Fi. This is important as the older 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi is very slow and prone to interference.
- The router should allow you to change the Wi-Fi names of the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz individually. We've found that many devices, when they see the same name on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz, will get stuck on the 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi (looking at you, Apple).
- Ideally, the router should allow you to change the channel width of the 5Ghz Wi-Fi. Most routers ship with a setting on the 5Ghz Wi-Fi that makes them prone to interference from neighboring routers. Changing this settings can drastically improve your Wi-Fi connection to the router.