Many times we don’t realize quite how dependent we are something until we don’t have it. This is certainly true of Wi-Fi or an internet connection of some type. If you take a minute to think about it many of us send a huge majority of our time online for various reasons. Obviously, if you work online this would be true, but even if you don’t, there is still a long list of activities you do use the internet for.
Accessing online banking, online shopping venues of all types, downloading movies, completing continuing education courses for professional designations, searching for tax information and the list goes on, and on. With so many important functions relying on stable connectivity using a router as an access point to the internet is a no brainer. Routers offer several benefits that are very valuable to most internet users and they even provide elements of security as well.
There are many different types of routers available and it can get quite confusing as to which one will serve your needs the best. However, if you make sure it offers a few key features, then you should be in good shape no matter which one you choose.Just like anyone else, I am all for saving a few dollars where and when possible. However, when purchasing a router, this is not the time to look for a model simply based on price alone. You will find with most routers that price closely correlates to the level of quality and the features a router offers. Don’t forget that once you configure and install a router on your network, it becomes the single barrier between you and all the other traffic out on the internet.
Choosing a low cost or “cheap” router may not provide you with very good security features, the latest encryption standards or a unit that helps facilitate a stable internet connection. Furthermore, many lower priced routers do not come with a firewall already preinstalled within the router itself. Having a firewall installed within your router is an important security feature and perhaps the most important feature you can consider.
If you purchase a router with a built-in firewall, then you are already halfway home to securing your network and your PC. A router’s adjustable settings will depend on the brand and exact model. However, below are some of the more common settings that are available with most mid-high quality router models.
Based on your overall tech experience level and willingness to learn, even basic routers can become quite complicated to configure properly and install. Not only do you have to ensure that a router is properly configured for your particular network, it will also need to be configured and compatible with your PC and the other devices online.
There is no “one size fits all” type of configuration. If you need to setup a network or you are trying to ensure your settings are designed for maximum flexibility, then you may want to find a quality remote router support service you can depend upon for assistance.
Routers can open up a huge amount of settings, potential connectivity issues and many different features which may need to be A/B comparison tested to find out how they affect the performance of your network and router. If you are not well versed in exactly how to configure and fix routers, then you may end up doing more damage than good.
If you are unsure of what you are doing when it comes to routers and internet settings you should never just take a “guess” and hope things work out. Changing the internal settings of a router, PC and your network can have lasting effects that may be near impossible to reverse.
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