Finding the right wireless router is a challenge. Prices can be outrageous, range can be limited and the bad connections will make you scream. Well you can buy the cheap wireless routers, go it on your own or choose from the list of quality wireless routers you will find here.
If you want a wireless router to give you the best options, you will undoubtedly want the ones that are dual bandwidth. These work on a 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz bands and work almost any wireless client/adapter. If you are just a casual user however, just about any single band wireless router will suffice. The only problem is that with all of the WiFi singles that are currently saturating the airwaves you may have a few signal capturing problems.
The new wireless routers 2.0 or wireless -N has made its predecessor the wireless -G a dinosaur. Although the wireless -N has been around a while it is only lately that it has been made more affordable for the average person. All the routers we will discuss today are the Draft N2.0. Some will have the dual band options and some are only single bands but all are tops in their performance.
1.In our number one spot you will find the Linksys made by Cisco. It has all of the attributes you could hope to find in a wireless router. The set up is easy and the range is very good. The best thing is this type of quality has been made affordable. The thing has speed, seriously this is one quick wireless router.
The Linksys WRT400N retails for around 160.99
2.The WRT610N is similar to its bigger brother the WRT400N the only difference is that it doesn't have the dual band capability. But if you only need single band and want speedy Ethernet then you could not go wrong with this model. The retail on this is around 104.99
If you have any components on your network made by Apple you need the Apple Airport Extreme Base Station. this is the absolute best wireless router for the MAC, it connects all of your wireless Apple devices, like the iPad touch and iPhone directly into your computer. It is a high-end wireless router so of course it is a bit pricey. Amazon has it below retail.
3.For simplicity in set up you cannot go wrong with NetGear brand wireless routers. They have a long range model called the "Rangemax". This is the perfect wireless router for homes that have very thick walls, dense trees, or three stories. You also get a device that filters away interference from most home appliances like the microwave. This is a very low priced item on most retail sites, the price is so low they don't show it.
4.The Cisco Valet Plus is a small wireless router that is one of the easiest to install and use. It provides decent enough range and good performance. You also get network management software for wireless devices. The drawback is that it doesn't provide enough ports to connect printers and other devices. It comes at a cost of only about 130.00
5.Last but by no means least is the Linksys E2000 Advanced wireless -N router is compact and very nice to look at and includes some intuitive software that will help the average home user learn to set up and manage a home network. It does have a couple of drawbacks, one is that even though it has dual band capability it does cannot operate on both at the same time.