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TP-Link Wireless Routers

TP Link Wireless Routers

Routers are the powerhouses behind your life online, connecting your computer to entertainment, smart devices, coworkers and clients. Though this small device is often unappreciated by those who dont understand its technical specifications or capabilities, a wireless router is a daily workhorse. Though your internet service provider (not your router) will determine your internet speed and even your bandwidth caps, picking the best router can often transform your internet experience.

When looking for a home wireless router, its first important to remember two things: how you compute, and where youre likely to place your router. Walls, furniture, floors and other things can all impact your wireless signal so optimizing its placement can improve your wireless experience. TP-Link is a Chinese manufacturer of computer products and unlike many other manufacturers of such devices, manufactures even its own ODMs and internal components.

Should I Get a Router or Mesh System?

A router is a single router designed mostly for home or personal use and covers a smaller radius. A mesh system, generally for larger homes or businesses, combines the capabilities of several routers all together. Heres what you need to know about which to pick:

  • A mesh system can easily cover about 5,000 or more feet but walls and other impediments can dampen its signal. For wireless to many walled offices, individual routers may be better.
  • If purchasing many individual routers is cost-prohibitive or there are not many plugs to enable many individual routers, a mesh system can be invaluable.
  • A mesh system is ideal for an open office environment.

What Kind of TP Link Wireless Router Do I Need?

There are many different things to consider when picking a wireless router such as speed, reliability, range and configuration. Here are quick guidelines to help you select the best TP Link wireless router for your needs.

  • The most common bands are 3.4 GHz and 5GHz. While most new routers come with both, you may have to pick between the. A 2.4 GHz router will lose less speed when penetrating walls or hitting online roadblocks but is slower than 5GHz and can have its signal interrupted by things like radios and microwaves.
  • When selecting between dual-band or tri-band, be aware that tri-band can be much more expensive. Tri-band routers generally lose signal less often as they have more channels by which to connect to the internet.
  • Security is a big concern. You may want to opt for a TP Link router which offers additional security functions and apps.