How do I know when to change my router and its useful life?

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Il router it is the essential equipment when connecting to the internet since the router is what makes it possible to connect to the internet in the devices of a local network . The first thing to consider is what the WiFi Router is, what it is for, how it works, the types and their characteristics, in order to be aware of and be clear about which device you are using.

Unfortunately they do not last forever and it is necessary to replace it when they have stopped working as before and in some cases its useful life is very short, although the vast majority lasts 10 years, it is advisable to replace it sooner. Today we will show you what are the signs that indicate that the router needs one modification or that it has reached the end of its useful life.

The router has insufficient bandwidth

If there are multiple devices connected to a single connection and the Internet slows down, is unstable and has connection problems when accessing audiovisual content pages such as YouTube or online games, it may be time to buy an extra router.

This happens when the router fails it works more at most and it is because the required bandwidth is much higher than what it is reaching.

The router performs poorly when it comes to testing the connection speed

Another very important problem can be detected through speed tests to test the network frequency. It is recommended that you run two tests: one of the wireless network and the other by connecting the Ethernet cable to a computer. Remember that it is very useful and easy to know the speed of your WiFi or Ethernet network card in Windows 10. 

If the result of the connection with the cable is higher, you need to repeat the test. If the numbers are still different, the router may no longer work as it should and it's time for a change. It is recommended to perform the grid frequency test.

The router is emitting a poor quality signal

We know the closer we are to router, the better the connection we will have, but if we drift away and it loses the signal, that's not a good thing.

The signal from routers tends to wear out if it is a lot near other devices, especially household appliances, so we do not recommend keeping it near televisions, horns or anything else. Be aware of the places where you shouldn't place a WiFi router.

The best wireless routers you can buy in 2020

Below we will give you a list of the best routers for sale, we are sure your network speed will thank you.

Google WIFI

It is a good router with WIFI Mesh, this is the best option for quality / price. It is excellent for large homes as it has two Gigabit Ethernet ports, bluetooth Smart and is available in 2,4 and 5 GHz.

Its configuration is quite simple, the only problem is that the options of configuration they are limited, it doesn't have as many options as other traditional models, but a good thing is that safe browsing is easily activated on devices.

Asus RT-AC86U - AC2900 Dual Band Gaming Router

This is one more router traditional with good performance. The speed of the network and its coverage will be very good thanks to its antennas and the network can be configured as the person wishes.

Has AiProtection with Trend Micro technology which protects all connected devices, 4 Gigabit Wan ports, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and also with AC2900 speed with NitroQAM technology.

Linksys EA6900-EJ – Router wireless Wi-Fi intelligente dual band AC1900

It can support AC1900 standard and provide great speed. It offers great performance at a great price, plus it has a good design.

Although there are faster routers, this is more than enough. Features Wireless - AC: simultaneous bandwidth up to 300Mbps (2,5GHz) + 1600 (5GHz) for media-intensive applications, 4 Gigabit ports and mobile applications (Linksys Smart Wifi APP) for iOS and Android.

D-Link DIR-880L – Router (Cloud WiFi AC1900, Gigabit Dual Band)

This router has excellent performance at a pretty good price. It supports AC1900 and provides 600Mbps at 2,4GHz and 1300Mbps at 5GHz.

Configuration is simple, its interface is good. It has 4 doors Gigabit Ethernet, one Gigabit WAN port and two USB ports. We hope you have found this information useful and remember to set up your router.

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