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 dual-band technology
Dual-band devices can transmit data quickly on the newest 5GHz band, using recent standards (eg. 802.11n, 802.11ac) They can also use the older 2.4GHz band if needed.
40% have it
4. Has automatic IP
Automatic IP allows a local area network (LAN) computer to give itself a unique IP address when Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is unavailable to do so.
37% have it
5. Has a built-in network firewall
A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.
96% have it
6. Is DLNA certified
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
34% 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. 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IPv6 is a newer version of the Internet Protocol.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
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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
12. USB ports
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
Trendnet TEW-714TRU: 2
Asus WL-330NUL: 21mm
14. Has IPsec Passthrough
You can enable IPsec Passthrough, to allow IPsec (IP Security Protocol) encrypted/authenticated data to pass through your router, enabling increased security.
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
16. Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
16% have it
17. 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
19. 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
20. Has SPI intrusion protection
All incoming traffic will be blocked except for those types selected in the Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) section. This helps to protect your network from unwanted traffic.
84% have it
21. Has PPTP Passthrough
You can enable PPTP (Point-to-point tunneling protocol) Passthrough. This allows VPN connections using PPTP to pass through the router with ease. This method is less secure than L2TP passthrough.
84% have it
22. warranty period
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
Sitecom DC-210: 10
23. LAN ports
With more LAN ports you are able to connect more computers to the network directly using LAN cables.
Asus GX1008B V4: 8
24. 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
25. Has WPA2-PSK
WPA2-PSK is a method of securing your network using WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) as well as a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) password. This was designed for home users without an enterprise authentication server.