For our technology to progress and our world to move forward, we need to stay connected all the time. The internet connects people all over the world using devices such as mobile phones, computers, and even television sets. Now, imagine having to connect a wire to your mobile phone to access the internet. It would make the whole ‘mobile’ part of a mobile phone rather useless.
Wi-Fi technology enables users to connect devices to the web wirelessly. All devices get connected to a wireless router that transmits data between devices. For the internet connection to run seamlessly, it is essential that the wireless router be fast. The router should also be secure so that it the user’s data remains safe and secure. In this article, we have listed the top 10 most reliable routers that are as fast as a cheetah and as secure as a bank vault.
Top 10 Routers for 2017-2018
#1 TP-Link Talon AD7200
The TP-Link Talon AD7200 is a large router with dimensions 9x9x1.7 inches and is undoubtedly one of the largest routers available in the market. With nine antennas, it runs three distinct bands of 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 60GHz all at once and boasts of a combined speed of 7.2 Gbps. It has one WAN port and four high-speed LAN ports.
#2 Google WiFi
This router comes from the technology giant Google and flaunts an elegant and simplistic design. The router is much smaller than traditional routers and is cost effective. With the only downside is having to be logged into your Google account on your device at all times, this router might be your ideal choice if you want to set up a home automation system as well.
#3 Asus RT-AC88U
The Asus RT-AC88U might be your router if you are a gamer. This router can handle the fastest internet connections. Just like other Asus products, it has a stylish and eye-catching design. You do not want this router unless you are a hardcore gamer or you work at NASA.
#4 NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000
Named after one of the best fighter helicopters, the Nighthawk R7000 performs just as well. It transmits data at a whopping 1300 Mbps on the 5GHz band. The router has a sturdy build but it is rather bulky and heavy so don’t think about moving it after you have placed it.
#5 D-Link DIR 890L
The first time you look at this router, you might believe that it is an alien spaceship. It has six antennas and has the largest range possible in a router. It performs well on the 5GHz band even if you are a floor away from the router. The only problem with it that the antennas of the router cannot be detached and this means that you cannot fit it in small places, but then with a router that looks this elegant, you obviously do not want to keep it somewhere no one is going to look.
#6 NETGEAR Nighthawk X10
Yet another great router from a company that is famous for its network hardware. This router might make your pockets light as it is reportedly heavier than a 15-inch MacBook Pro. It features a 1.7GHz quad-core processor that makes 4k streaming smooth and uniform.
#7 Amped Wireless ATHENA
It features sixteen powerful amplifiers and four high gain antennas. Users can game without any lag, and it can stream 4k videos to multiple devices at once. It is loaded with a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor that can handle heavy internet traffic with ease. It also has advanced security features like Firewalls and website blocking.
#8 Linksys WRT1900 AC
This router has a retro look that might please some enthusiasts. Although the pre-installed software it comes with is hard to understand, it can be replaced with a custom software. It performs well as a NAS too. The hardware is powerful and performs well even at long ranges.
#9 TP-Link Archer C7
The TP-Link Archer C7 is a budget router and is perfect for casual gamers and streamers with a combined speed of 1.75 Gbps. The router looks stylish, but the build quality is rather shoddy. It is made of plastic, so it is lightweight.
#10 Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station
Just like all the other Apple products, this router is unique in its design. The router is easy to set up and offers speedy performance.
These were the top 10 routers which you can buy right now if you are planning for it. It is highly unlikely for these routers to disappoint you with their performance. If we have missed out on any such router which you know of, then please let us know about in the comments section below.