Types of ASUS routers.
You might think a router is just a router, right? It takes the internet connection brought in by your modem and creates a wireless signal so that you can get on Wi-Fi with your devices. That’s a straightforward task. So, how come there are so many ASUS Wi-Fi router options?
One of the reasons is that there are different networking standards. When picking an ASUS router, you can choose a Wi-Fi 5 networking standard router or a newer Wi-Fi 6 networking standard router. Wi-Fi 6 will be faster, but it might also have a shorter range of coverage because of the higher frequency signals used.
When shopping, you will also have the chance to choose the band technology you want. This aspect of the router determines how many devices can use its wireless signal smoothly at the same time. Dual-band routers are fairly standard for home use now, but if you need to support a lot of wireless devices simultaneously, you will benefit from a tri-band router.
Choosing the best ASUS router for your network.
Factors to consider when choosing the best ASUS router for you include the size and layout of your home, your internet usage patterns and the number of devices you will have online. For instance, an ASUS gaming router will give you the upload and download speeds you need if gaming and live streaming are your favorite activities.
If you have a large home or a space with architecture that gets in the way of Wi-Fi signals, an ASUS mesh Wi-Fi router system is a good option. The benefits of mesh Wi-Fi come from the fact that it employs multiple Wi-Fi access points to cover a large area with reliable Wi-Fi signals, eliminating dead spots and improving signal strength even in challenging layouts.
If you want assistance choosing or installing a router, you can always reach out to Best Buy’s home Wi-Fi set-up and networking assistance team. They will be happy to help you choose or set up your hardware as well as assist with features like Wi-Fi encryption and parental controls.