To Choose a Suitable Router Correctly

Wireless router is almost a must-have for every household, and we may even ignore its existence in daily life. However, with the increasing demand for Internet access at home, the home wifi router has already been overwhelmed, and stuttering and disconnection have occurred at random. As a result, when upgrading the broadband, you have to remember to upgrade the router simultaneously, so that the effect of fiber broadband can be fully utilized. 

Faced with the various products on the market, what is the best wifi router and system for home use and how to choose a suitable router for your home? As a professional wireless network manufacturer, let Ceres to tell you the tips.

First of all, it is the CPU and memory that determine the speed of the router

The router is almost the same as our computer and mobile phone, which has a CPU chip and memory. With large memory and fast CPU, the router's ability to process data will be strong, and it is not easy to crash. Therefore, everyone needs to consider the hardware configuration of the router when choosing a router.

Secondly, let's talk about wireless protocol standards

The wireless protocol that router supports directly determines the Wi-Fi transmission rate. As we know, the Wi-Fi standard has gone through six generations of 802.11a/g/b/n/ac/ad. For now, the 802.11n and 802.11ac protocols are currently the most widely used. The theoretical maximum transmission rate of 802.11n is 600Mbps, and the wireless transmission rate of 802.11ac wave2 is up to 3.47Gbps. So the "Gigabit Wi-Fi", "11AC wireless", and "Dual-band Gigabit" we usually see mean that the router supports the 802.11ac standard protocol. With the continuous upgrading of equipment in the home, it is still necessary to choose a home internet router with a higher transmission rate.

Thirdly, is the more antennas, the better the signal?

This is a misunderstanding of most people. In theory, the more antennas, the more comprehensive the signal coverage, but it has nothing to do with the ability to penetrate walls. And in practice, there is not much difference for most households who use routers with 4 antennas and 2 antennas. Or in other words, you can't feel the difference at all. Because antennas are divided into power levels, and the more antennas, the greater the interference between each other, which may cause signal instability. Therefore, it has nothing to do with the number of antennas to determine its quality.

Fourthly, what is dual-band Wi-Fi?

As is mentioned above the 802.11ac protocol, there will be two Wi-Fi for Routers supporting this protocol, one in the 2.4GHz band and the other in the 5GHz band. For the 2.4GHz frequency band, it has strong penetrating power and long signal transmission distance. As for 5GHz Wi-Fi, it has less interference and fast transmission speed. In contrast, the wall penetration capability of 5GHz Wi-Fi is not as strong as that of 2.4GHz Wi-Fi. Therefore, it is a bit troublesome for users to manually switch Wi-Fi frequency bands according to different situations. Nowadays, routers tend to combine the two Wi-Fi frequency bands into one. The AWR52AC is such a user-friendly router.

Fifth, gigabit and hundred megabits, which one to choose?

One thing we need to know when buying a router is that the wireless signal quality is not only limited by the router, it is still mainly restricted by the network bandwidth. For example, the broadband at your home is only 20M, then if you choose a gigabit router, it will be a kind of waste. In a local area network environment, a business wifi router with a larger megabyte will have a better wireless transmission speed, but the speed of the Internet is determined by the bandwidth. That is to say, whether you use a 300M router or a 1200M router, the maximum network speed of 50M broadband can only be 50M. As a result, we must take this into consideration when choosing a router. Of course, if it is for subsequent broadband upgrades, you are definitely recommended to buy a gigabit dual-band router to save the trouble of subsequent upgrades.

If you still don't know what the best wireless wifi router and system is to buy for a whole large home use, please feel free to contact Ceres.

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