WiFi Routers

Powerful connections with smart control

Nowadays, every house has multiple devices, many of which we all rely upon. For all of these devices to work well, a good WiFi connection is essential. A smart WiFi router can cater to your home’s demands by providing smarter control and extra security.

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Things to think about when choosing a new WiFi router

When choosing a new router, you should consider a few things. How many devices does your router need to cater for? What coverage area is required? If you’ve got several family members vying for bandwidth, playing games or streaming Netflix, having the right router can make a big difference, as well as delivering what you’re paying for!

How does a WiFi router work?

A WiFi router links your devices to the internet. The router connects devices within a network by forwarding data packets between them. A good WiFi router makes the most of your connection for the best performance and reliability.

What to look out for in a WiFi Router?

The best thing about a smart WiFi router is that it can make your life easier! Customize your WiFi to your home’s needs by integrating a smart WiFi Router in with your other smart home products. Using an accompanying app, you can block and unblock specific devices from accessing the internet, set up guest access for visitors and prioritize certain devices.

Set up your parental controls so you can make the internet safer for your kids and control how much time they are online. You can also use the app to carry out speed tests and you can even use a voice assistant to control your WiFi Router.

Having fast, reliable WiFi opens up a lot of options for smart home solutions, and some WiFi routers even act as a hub for many other smart products such as security and lighting products.

With so many features and functions, it's a good idea to see what’s important to you. The following features are some things to consider.

Radio Bands

Most routers these days are dual-band or tri-band routers. Generally, you’ll have a 2.4GHz band and a 5GHz band. A 2.4GHz band operates at a lower frequency than the 5GHz band, so at a slower speed, but offers a better range. Additionally, 2.4GHz has to compete with other devices with the same frequency, like microwave ovens. A dual-band router uses both frequencies simultaneously, ensuring fast connections.

Tri-band routers have a third frequency band in addition to the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, which also uses the 5 GHz standard. This allows you to connect even more terminals at once before there is any loss of speed due to busy frequencies.

AI-based WiFi

AI-Based WiFi is a new self-optimizing technology that learns your habits over time and becomes more efficient. AI-based WiFi management also portions network bandwidth according to individual device’s needs, rather than evenly. This means that when you need more bandwidth for streaming or gaming, you’ll get it.

Parental Control

With an accompanying app, you can group your children's devices together, allowing you to monitor and control their internet usage. Customize settings and filter unsuitable content. Freeze the internet on certain devices or control usage times by scheduling a WiFi freeze on their devices during homework time.

Guest Access

Improve your security with guest access. Guest access is a feature that lets users connect to your router in a guest capacity, gaining internet access but not access to other devices on the network.

Multi-User MIMO

Some routers can struggle to keep up optimum speed with multiple devices. MU-MIMO routers ensure every device gets the bandwidth it deserves by distributing data more effectively so you can work, game and stream music and movies all at the same time.

Easy to set up

Many WiFi routers now come with a companion app that means set up is really quick and easy. Just plug into your modem and follow the app instructions to install.