WIRELESS ROUTERS EXPLAINED
Having wireless networking capability in your home has a lot of advantages. These days, there are so many options and reasons why one should get the available high-speed wireless access at home, as more and manufacturers are getting into the game. The source of your home wireless network is the wireless router. As mentioned before, many routers exist on the market, picking one out may be tricky, but that being said, picking one based on how expensive it is, may not be the best action. As this article progresses, I will give a few features one needs to look out for, when deciding on a wireless router for the home. Now, before I continue, it is important for us to have a basic understanding of networking tech as well as the different speed capabilities they possess.
CABLED / WIRED NETWORKS STANDARDS AND SPEEDS
When it comes to wired connections, the main speeds are 10Mb (Mb stands for Megabits), 100Mb and 1Gb, which is 1 Gigabit and is equal to 1000 Megabits. So, to explain, the speed is calculated in Megabits per second, so respectively, the maximum speed is 10, 100 & 1000 megabits per second. If one intends to reach the connection speed one desires, then both devices need to have a matching network port in order to allow connectivity through a suitable network cable. Keep in mind that the only network cables capable of 1Gb connections are the CAT5e network cables. Majority of the modern network enabled devices to possess network ports that can automatically detect the connection speed of the equivalent network port.