A higher maximum Wi-Fi speed results in better performance. This is measured in megabytes per second.
Asus GX1008B V5: 2000MB/s
2. external antennas
More antennas result in increased signal strength. External antennas can be repositioned in order to improve the signal, and replaced with a longer antenna if needed.
ASUS RT-AC68U: 3
3. Has a built-in network firewall
A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.
96% have it
4. Network Time Protocol enabled
With Network Time Protocol (NTP) you can ensure that devices across a network display the exact same time and date, using UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
40% have it
5. IPv6 enabled
IPv6 is a newer version of the Internet Protocol. IPv6 operates as a separate network to IPv4, and has the capacity for more IP addresses and more features.
50% have it
6. Has dynamic routing
Dynamic routing is useful if you need to configure several routers, as they can automatically find network destinations and best routes, as well as sharing information between routers. They can reroute automatically if there is a fault somewhere.
55% have it
7. Has QoS
With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimise performance by deciding which traffic to prioritise when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and type of Internet service.
87% have it
8. USB ports
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
Trendnet TEW-714TRU: 2
9. Has a static IP address
Static IP addresses remain consistent on each connection. This means the IP address can be used to allow remote access/configuration. Most home devices have a dynamic IP address, whereas larger companies usually use a static IP address.
74% have it
10. Has Network Address Translation (NAT)
With NAT you can use one IP address, e.g. that of the router, for a network of devices. It can increase security and make it easier to make changes to your internal network.
86% have it
11. WAN ports
A WAN (Wider Area Network) port is most commonly used to connect the router to the Internet. It can also be used to connect to an external private network.
CradlePoint CBA750B: 2
12. Has L2TP Passthrough
You can enable L2TP Passthrough. L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) protocol for carrying data from one device to another securely over the Internet.
79% have it
13. LAN ports
With more LAN ports you are able to connect more computers to the network directly using LAN cables.
Asus GX1008B V4: 8
14. Has static routing
Static routing is a simple form of routing, recommended if you have just one, or a small number, of routers to connect. They need to be configured and updated manually.
45% have it
Asus WL-330NUL: 17.5g
Asus WL-330NUL: 21mm
17. internal storage
Apple Airport Time Capsule: 2000GB
18. Has MAC address filtering
This is a security feature in which network access is granted to devices based on their unique MAC address. It can provide increased security, but it can be a risk if the user loses the device.
89% have it
Edimax 3G-6218n: 16mm
20. warranty period
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.