Five of the Best Wireless Routers for Your Home Networking Needs

Written by:  Arnold Zafra • Edited by: Bill Fulks
Updated Jul 13, 2010

For your home networking needs look no further than wireless routing. Here are five of the best wireless routers around, providing secure and fast internet connectivity for all your home computers. Best of all, these routers are cost effective and won't fail you at critical times.

Netcomm BP504UK

Designed to be a dedicated SOHO Wireless Adapter, the BP504UK is a 54Mbps wireless router that integrates a firewall, NAT-router and Wireless AP. Combining it with the Netcomm NP545 Wireless USB Adapter enables users to better connect their network wirelessly, share Internet access and connect computers in an easy and secure way. Users can turn off wireless network name (SSID) broadcasts to make sure only stations that have the SSID can connect to it. Other features of this wireless router include; wireless LAN 64/128/152-bit WEP encryption security, WPA/WPA2 and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK authentication and VPN pass-through for a secured transmission of sensitive data. (SRP: $128.70) Product Link.

Belkin N+ Wireless Router

Featuring a USB storage port to connect USB storage devices including HD or thumb drive to the network, the Belkin N+ Wireless Router lets users store and share media content and files from the USB hard drive to every computer on the network. This router also boasts of gigabit Ethernet ports that can handle applications which need large amounts of bandwidth. Other features include; Draft 802.11n 2.0 range and speed, download speedometer bar, and push button security. (SRP: $119.99) Product Link.

Linksys Wireless-N Home Router WRT150N

This router offers up to nine times faster and three times the range of wireless-G routers. It features an advanced radio technology that increases speed and coverage and even eliminates dead spots. The WRT150N is the perfect router not only for Internet sharing but for streaming video, sharing files, listening to digital music and making Internet phone calls. Its main features include high-speed internet connections, large coverage areas, wireless connectivity, data protection and privacy. (SRP: $89.99) Product Link.

Netgear WNR2000

Boasting of exceptional range and coverage, this router offers easy setup using a Smart Wizard Installation CD, push "n" connect feature using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), automatic software checking and upgrade, and internal antennas that are capable of delivering maximum performance and range. The best feature of the WNR2000 lies in its security, which includes double firewall technology, denial-of-service attack prevention, intrusion detection and prevention, WPA, 64-bit and 128-bit WEP encryption, wireless access control, exposed host for secure gaming and push button and PIN WPS. (SRP: $79.99) Product Link.

D-Link WBR-1310 Wireless-G Router

This budget-friendly router offers basic wireless networking capability perfect for the small office and home office environment. With a broadband modem this router offers high-speed Internet connectivity perfect for surfing the web, checking email, and chatting with family and friends online. For features and spec, we're looking at a built-in firewall with security protection, backwards compatibility with 802.11b network standard, easy install and use features. (SRP: $49.99) Product Link.

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