Choosing Wireless Routers

Wireless routers are network devices that work by routing IP traffic across several wireless IP networks and wired networks. They are used to build independent WLANs that can communicate with each other and the Internet.

The Selection

There is quite a vast selection of wireless routers to choose from, but some definitely stand out from the crowd. The Belkin high-speed mode wireless G router is one of the best selling wireless routers today.

It connects to your cable or DSL modem and allows you to quickly and easily share wireless broadband Internet access and files. It includes advanced security features including WEP and WPA which help to protect your computer and keep it out of harm's way. Also included is 6 months of free built-in parental control/web content filtering and pop-up, adware and spyware blocker.

Another of the most popular wireless routers is the D-Link wireless G router, which allows you to create a basic wireless network. You can share high-speed Internet connection, files and even chat with your friends and family members online. With this router you can safeguard your network from harmful Trojans and other viruses, and the Quick Setup Wizard that comes with it will save you time by automatically configuring your ISP settings.

There is also the Linksys wireless G router. This router features up to 54 Mbps data transfer rates, 24GHz wireless frequency, advanced security with NAT technology, the ability to act as DHCP server for existing network, built-in 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch with auto speed sensing, and it is capable up of to 128-bit WEP encryption.

There are many other wireless routers on the market today that are worth considering as well, and it is important that you take the time to consider all your options. You need to make sure that it is a router which is going to offer you the features and components that you need, and also at a price that you can afford.

Choosing a wireless router can definitely be daunting but should not be intimidating. Research the most popular models, consider terms of warranty, and remember to ignore most of the stories told by others.

It is also wise to brand match your network adapters, so consider purchasing a wireless Internet router that is of the same brand of at least one of your wireless network adapters. This will help in more ways than one and also means you will be more familiar with the style.