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4 facts you should know before buying one

Most homes have internet at home, because it has become an indispensable service to carry out many activities both at school, at work and, of course, for leisure. The connection can be through a cable connected from the wifi router to your pc, however now it is more common for it to be wireless.

Sometimes the internet connection has speed problems, in this sense it is important that before purchasing a Wi-Fi router for your home you know some details about its function and use. Here we will tell you some things to consider before buying it.

Compare the features before you buy it according to your needs. Photo: Pixabay

1. What is wifi?

Wi-Fi is the name given to a technology based on the IEEE 802.11b standard for radio-based wireless networks.

In this sense, the devices that are connected to a Wi-Fi network have the purpose of translating data into radio signals that are exchanged through the network. In this way, the frequencies transmitted by Wi-Fi are 2.4GHz or 5GHz.

On the other hand, the 2.4GHz band networks have a maximum speed of 450Mbps, while those of 5GHz reach 1300Mbps.

2. What is the function of a wifi router?

With wifi you can create local networks, however it is used more to connect devices to the internet, which is done through a network of internal cables.

To be wireless, a router that is the central node of your home network is occupied, it connects directly to your network cable or through a modem

3. What is the type of Wi-Fi router that your home occupies?

Depending on the internet service you have, it may be that you require a router and a modem, or you can also purchase these products in one piece, most of the companies that offer this service use DSL or a fiber, which requires a conversion signal over a modem.

Currently you can find routers that already have the modem included, however it is important that you ask your provider and make comparisons about the characteristics of this device according to your needs. That is, you have to evaluate according to the use you will give it, for example if it will be to work online or for entertainment.

4. How can you protect and improve your Wi-Fi network

Once you have purchased the router, you will need to set up your home network. This depends on the device, but there are some general characteristics.

You have to consider that the physical position of your router and that of the antennas will guarantee optimal coverage, on the other hand, for low signal areas you can improve them through the use of Wi-Fi extenders.

Finally, most routers have a username and password to log in, it is best to change this information, as hackers often target the hardware without modifying this information.

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