Routing Customers Through Wireless Options
When you open the box, in fact, an Ethernet cable is already plugged into the modem port.
As the name suggests, this Belkin model boasts dual 450 Mbps bandwidth support, hence the “900” designation. Furthermore, it excels in reaching more distant 2.4 Ghz devices, ensuring that legacy devices won’t suffer from poor connectivity.
While Belkin made it simpler, it also made the router less flexible. So sophisticated users will find they can’t restrict file sharing on a folder-by-folder basis; it’s either on or off. And the router has limited guest networking, a feature that prevents visitors you allow to share the Internet connection from seeing your personal equipment on the network.
Cisco Linksys EA4500 App-Enabled N900 Dual-Band Wireless Router, $199.99
One of the newest routers on the market, the Linksys EA line adds a feature that’s likely to appear later this year in competing models: app controls.