What Are The Different Types Of Wireless Routers?

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Wireless routers are more important now than ever for any business because the internet is such an integral part of everything. There are many different types of wireless routers to choose from and many different things to consider.

There are three letters that signify which generation the router belongs to— “b”, “g”, and “n”. The first generation is the “b”, followed by the “g”, and then the “n”. Generation “b” is now obsolete and uncommon other than on eBay. Generation “g” is still used, but not as common as “n” routers, which are the newest and with the fastest speed and longest range of the three.

The two types of band width are the single and dual. Routers using the “b” and “g” generations often operate under a single band width at 2.4 GHz, while the “n” generation operates under dual band width at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Dual bands operate using two radios, which are faster and more efficient. It provides better service and has less interference compared to the 2.4 GHz.

Speed is variable to the connection that’s available as well as to the generation of the router. The “b” generation is the slowest at 11Mbps, the “g” has a max speed of 54 Mbps, and the “n” is the fastest capping at 300 Mbps. Although the “n” can provide very fast performance, the speed is limited by the internet connection available.

Security is supported through the routers, with WEP, WPA, and WPA2. This allows the owner to set up a password, restrict access, set up guest access, and so on.

Finally, there are single and dual WAN connection. The main difference is one operates with a single WAN port connecting the business to the internet, while the other does the same with two WAN ports. Dual WAN is especially handy in the event that a WAN port fails, there is still a backup port, preventing network downtime.

Just IT Hardware, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, should always be your first and only stop for all your hard to find wireless routers. Just IT Hardware is the premier supplier of single band, dual band, single WAN, Dual WAN and more, new or obsolete. We’re always available and ready to help, 24/7x365. For a quote, email us at sales@justithardware.com or call us at +1-714-705-4780.


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