Router is a novel electronic device that connects to two or more networks and forward packets between them to improve Internet connectivity and performance. They also route messages transmitted through rout-able protocols such as the Internet Protocol (IP) and Inter-network Packet Exchange (IPX) and transmit non-routable messages from NetBIOS and similar protocols to LAN networks via their built in bridges. With the advent of technology and demand for quality routers at an all-time high, several types are available online, with these 10 models ranking among the best to purchase in 2015:
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- 10. Belkin N600 Router
- 9. ASUS AC1750 Router
- 8. D-Link Wireless AC SmartBeam Router
- 7. Medialink Wireless Router
- 6. TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Router
- 5. TRENDnet Wireless AC1750 Router
- 4. ASUS RT-AC87R Wireless-AC2400 Router
- 3. Linksys WRT AC1900 Router
- 2. ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Router
- 1. TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 Router
10. Belkin N600 Router
Even though simple and affordable, Belkin N600 is a space-efficient dual-band N+ wireless router that improves wireless connectivity by up to 300 Mbps at 2.4GHz and up to 300 Mbps at 5GHz. It supports simultaneous dual band operation, has a sturdy and well-made case that resists scratches and damage, and is among the most recommended for video gaming and movie streaming enthusiasts for its reliability and ease of use. Belkin N600 has a unique Self-Healing system that detects and resolves all network problems automatically.
9. ASUS AC1750 Router
ASUS AC1750 is a wireless dual band wireless gigabit router with an angelic white theme that matches décor in contemporary homes. It is durable, works well with all routable protocols, and has an advanced fifth generation 802.11ac chipset that offers concurrent (2.4GHz and 5GHz) dual band to offer Internet browsing speeds up to 1.75Gbps. This is impressive, considering its affordability and relative ease of use. You also get detachable high-performance antennas, Ethernet ports that deliver fast and reliable internet connectivity, an ASUS AiCloud service for accessing, streaming, and sharing content, and a smart ASUSWRT dashboard that eases control and monitoring.
8. D-Link Wireless AC SmartBeam Router
The AC SmartBeam by D-Link is a cloud-app-enabled wireless dual-band router that improves internet speed by up to 1750 Mbps. It is durable, has fast Gigabit Ethernet ports, and has a next generation wireless adapter that comes optimized to offer reliable and greater coverage in all environments. If you have a dead spot in your home or are having trouble transferring files, gaming, and or streaming media because of low internet speeds, this router will serve you well. It has less interference than most poorly built comparable models, is easy to setup and use, offers advanced WPA2 encryption, and has a backwards compatible system that works with a/b/g/n devices.
This wireless router by Medialink is a multi-functional household and office accessory that doubles as a range extender and repeater (up to 300Mbps). It is durable, has a well-secured system that improves internet speed and connectivity, and an innovative 2.4GHz wireless-N technology that is reliable and compatible with several Internet Protocols. Whether you are looking to improve browsing performance, play online games, or stream media from sites such as YouTube, this router is among the best around. It has a wall-mounting ability, an internal antenna, and has several wireless security features including a firewall and a data encryption engine.
6. TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Router
A favored product in this niche, TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 is a powerful 2.4GHz and 5 GHz dual band wireless router that boosts internet speed to 300Mbps and 433Mbps respectively. It has a high-speed USB port, supports guest networking, and has two detachable external antennas that guarantee stable omnidirectional wireless signal coverage in all environments. Its fitted full Gigabit port offers ultra-fast data transfer speeds. It is also easy to install and qualifies for unlimited technical support and a 2-year manufacturer warranty.
5. TRENDnet Wireless AC1750 Router
By choosing this TEW-812DRU Version 2.1 of the liked TRENDnet Wireless AC1750 router, you get a well-constructed and easy to use accessory with a dual band Gigabit engine that delivers 1750Mbps total wireless connectivity (1300Mbps AC and 45Mbps N bands). It is easy to install, has a high-speed USB 3.0 share port, and a pre-encrypted system that optimizes data protection and safety whilst it is in use. As most high-grade routers in the market, TRENDnet Wireless AC1750 connects to wired Gigabit ports. It supports guest networking and has powerful amplifiers that boost wireless coverage.
4. ASUS RT-AC87R Wireless-AC2400 Router
Talking about the 10 best routers in 2015 reviews, ASUS RT-AC87R Wireless-AC2400 is a valuable dual band Gigabit router with a unique 4×4 MU-MIMO antenna design that offers greater coverage (up to 465 square meters) in the harshest of environments. It has a powerful 1GHz dual core processor, built in USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, and a well-designed ASUSWRT graphical user interface that eases setup and use. You also get an advanced Trend Micro security system, Parental Control, and an AiCloud 2.0 system that supports synchronizing, streaming, and sharing of files from/to Internet-connected devices.
3. Linksys WRT AC1900 Router
Linksys WRT AC1900 is a dual band wireless Wi-Fi router that has eSATA and high-speed USB 3.0 and Gigabit ports. It is affordable, has a smart system that supports remote control, and comes with four high performance antennas that not only improve coverage, but also eliminate dead zones in homes and offices. Other notable features are its Beam Forming Technology for strengthening signals to specific devices, its advanced wireless-AC technology, and its durability.
2. ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Router
ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 router is a bestseller in stores for several reasons. Its dual band system and powerful 802.11AC adapter, for instance, improve wireless connectivity by up to 1900 Mbps. Its Broadcom TurboQAM technology improves wireless-N data rate to 600 Mbps, while its high speed Gigabit LAN, WAN ports, and USB 2.0 ports boost its versatility significantly. As most ASUS routers, this model has an easy to use ASUSWRT interface, AirCloud file sharing technology, and a Trend Micro security system.
1. TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 Router
Top on our list, TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 is a powerful wireless AC dual-band router (2.4GHz and 5GHz) that delivers 1.75Gbps total available bandwidth. It is durable, features an IP-based Bandwidth Control system for allocating bandwidth to individuals devices, and a Guest Network Access system for sharing Internet connectivity safely with guests and non-permanent residents of homes and offices. You also get two USB ports, data encryption, and a 2-year warranty.