The AVM Fritz! Box 7590 with high-end WLAN
This router comes from AVM and is called AVM Fritz! Box 7590 and offers you all kinds of features. It is a high-end WLAN AC + N router based on multi-user MIMO, which works simultaneously with 5 GHz and 800 Mbit / s and supports WLAN mesh.
The Fritz! Box is a telephone system for landlines and the Internet with integrated voice-to-mail and fax-to-mail. In addition, up to 6 cordless phones can be connected to the AVM Fritz! Box. The router also has connections for analog and ISDN telephones, so that you do not have to buy new telephones when upgrading to this router.
The AVM router acts as a media server and distributes photos, films and music within the home network to the appropriate recipients such as:
- and other.
The Fritzbox router has 4x Gigabit LAN to connect computers and game consoles. And via the 2 x USB 3.0 / 2.0 ports, it is possible to connect printers and memory.
The special thing about this router: it supports WiFi mesh. This means that several, distributed Fritz! Devices automatically coordinate with each other and then create their own WLAN network. You benefit from this by having fast and stable WiFi – even in the furthest corner of the house. This technology also enables uninterrupted music and video streaming. You can also control smart home devices on this Fritz! Router, such as the switchable sockets FRITZ! DECT 210 and FRITZ! DECT 200 or the radiator controller FRITZ! DECT 301.
This internet router is already equipped and ready for the new high-speed internet – keyword: VDSL supervectoring. This triples the speed, which means that large amounts of data can be downloaded in record time. In terms of price, this device is the most expensive router in our comparison.
The TP-Link TL-WR841N WLAN Wireless WiFi Router
This router offers you a WLAN speed of 300 Mbit / s. This means that this router gives you the option of viewing or downloading applications at risk of disruption, such as video streaming, in HD quality. The two antennas significantly increase the robustness and stability of the WLAN in the home.
This TP-Link router has the option of specifying which computer should be assigned which data rate via the IP-based data rate control. You can also determine which devices can connect to the network and possibly restrict your children’s rights.
4 LAN ports are available for connecting external devices such as game consoles, for example. The TL-WR810N router uses advanced security mechanisms thanks to the WPA // WPA2 encryption and protects your WLAN at home from unwanted co-users. This TP-Link router is the cheapest router that we present in our comparison.
The AVM Fritz! Box 7490 WLAN router with media server
This router from AVM is a dual WLAN router with 5 GHz and 450 MBit / s, which allows both WLAN frequencies VDSL- and ADSL- / ADSL2 + to be used simultaneously. The Fritz! Box router also supports WiFi mesh.
With the router from AVM there is a telephone system for landline and Internet with voice-to-mail and fax-to-mail and a DECT base station to which up to 6 cordless phones can be connected. The router also has connections for ISDN and analog telephones.
The media server of the router is responsible for the distribution of photos, videos and music in the home network in order to transmit them to suitable receivers such as computers, smartphones, tablets or hi-fi systems. With the 4 x Gigabit LAN you can connect computers and game consoles and with the 2 x USB 3.0 / 2.0 connections you can connect memory and printers in the network, which can then be controlled by a router. In terms of price, the AVM router can be found in the higher-priced devices in our comparison.
The TP-Link Archer C50 Dualband WLAN
The TP-Link Archer C50 Router is a dual-band WiFi wireless WiFi router for connection to cable, DSL and fiber optic modems.
This router works according to the new 802.11ac standard and originates from the new WLAN generation. The 4 external, non-removable antennas provide more range and a better network. With the TP-Link Tether app, this router can be easily managed and configured – even on the go.
The scope of delivery of the dual-band WLAN router includes:
- The router itself
- A voltage adapter
- A CD
- An ethernet cable
- A quick installation guide
In terms of price, this WiFi WiFi router settles in the budget devices. This TP-Link router is also available as AC1750 and N450, with the AC1750 router being the most expensive of these 3 devices.
The WLAN router from AVM Fritz! Box 7430
With this router we present you another device from AVM. With the designation 7430, this router is ideal for the IP-based telephone connections of Deutsche Telekom and other providers in the telecommunications sector based on IP telephony. The Fritz! Box router has a VDSL and ADSL / ADSL2 + modem. The AVM router is a modern WLAN-N router that convinces up to 450 Mbit / s and 4 x Fast Ethernet LAN and 1 x USB 2.0.
You can connect up to 6 cordless telephones to the integrated telephone system, whereby a connection for an analog telephone is also available. IP telephones and smartphones can also become fully-fledged telephones via WLAN. The following features are also available with this router:
- Several integrated answering machines
- Online phone books
- Local phone books
- Various comfort functions
With the Fritz! Box 7430 you can connect all devices in the home network. This WLAN-N router is equipped with Mimo multi-antenna technology, which is convincing for optimal data transmission with up to 450 Mbit / s in the regular 2.4 GHz frequency range.
The router has a USB 2.0 port and 4 Fast Ethernet interfaces so you can connect printers, memory, computers and other network-compatible devices.
Another advantage of the Fritz! Box router 7430 is the USB 2.0 interface, to which you can connect hard drives or printers so that they can be used in the entire home network. Networked applications such as video on demand, IPTV or media streaming can be used perfectly via the media server. Images, videos or music can be made available to all connected devices via the media server, for example to be able to play them on the television.
And the price of this router? It can be found in the lower middle class.
The AVM Fritz! Box WLAN router 4020
This router also comes from AVM and is called Fritz! Box 4020. In comparison to the others, this router is a WLAN router that can be connected to an existing network. The Fritz! Box 4020 is the smallest FritzBox and has no integrated modem. Therefore, this router can only be used with an existing network or in connection with an optical fiber, DSL or cable modem. The box supports HSPA, UMTS and LTE sticks that are used for Internet access. Smartphones, tablets and computers can be connected to each other via the Fritz! Box 4020.
The Fritz! Box 4020 grants you wireless connections with high data rates – even over long distances in the house. New WLAN-capable devices can be connected to the Fritz! Box at the push of a WPS button. And with the 4 Fast Ethernet LAN connections, you can use the router to transmit videos or online games.
The Fritzbox can also be used as an extension to existing home networks. It also supports LTE and UMTS sticks, so that Internet access via mobile networks is possible.
The advantages of the AVM WLAN router at a glance:
- WLAN N with up to 450 Mbit / s
- Media server to provide images, music and videos
- 4 LAN ports to network computers, game consoles and televisions
- Secure WiFi guest access possible
- Parental controls with versatile filters to block certain websites
- Secure WiFi encryption according to the WPA2 standard
In terms of price, this router is one of the mid-priced models in our comparison.
The TP-Link TL-WR940N N450 WLAN Wireless WiFi Router
This WiFi WiFi router from TP-Link is the cheapest router that we present to you in our comparison. The speed is up to 450 Mbit / s and is also suitable for interruption-sensitive applications, such as HD video streaming.
The 3 external antennas ensure optimal reception and the corresponding WLAN range and coverage. You have the option of assigning a certain performance capacity to each individual user.
The Asus RT-N12 N300 Black Diamond WLAN Router
Another inexpensive router is that from Asus Computer. This is the router with the designation Asus RT-N12E N300 Black Diamond, which is designed for a WLAN coverage area of up to 60 m². This router is also available in a version for covering an area of 110 m². The price of the latter is correspondingly more expensive than this router.
The Asus router offers you the option of establishing wired network connections as well as wireless WLAN connections. The two externally mounted 5dBi antennas have a high gain, so that the coverage area of the WLAN is larger compared to other routers.
The Asus router is set up via the exclusive Asus Quick Internet Setup and the graphical user interface. It is also possible to set up four separate SSIDs with the router, with which you can assign individual bandwidths and Internet access to the different user groups.
The VPN server support you have the ability to surf as a user on the Internet and retrieve data – no matter where you are. And thanks to secure PPTP encryption, the data is transmitted securely and reliably. A plus point that this router offers: You can allow your guests to use the Internet via guest access without having to reveal your personal password or the network source . With Asus Guest Network you can create up to three separate guest networks with individual usage times and your own password.
The TP-Link Archer C7 5-Gigabit Ports Dualband WLAN Router
This router comes from TP-Link and is a WLAN WiFi router that is suitable for connection to an existing network or to a DSL, cable or fiber optic modem. The TP-Link router works according to the latest WLAN generation, allowing you to surf simultaneously on 2.4 GHz with 450 MBit / s and on 5 GHz with 1,300 MBit / s. The total data rate is 1.75 Gbps.
The three external 5dBi antennas and the three internal antennas offer you excellent and stable WLAN coverage and also WLAN reliability. You can share printers, files or multimedia data within your network via the two USB ports. This TP-Link router AC1750 is one of the medium-priced devices that we present to you as part of our router comparison.
The router from Netgear Nighthawk R7800-100PES
The Netgear Nighthawk Router is a wireless gaming router that works with the “well-known Alexa”. This router impresses with its high WLAN speed of up to 2.53 Gbit / s and is therefore ideal for streaming and gaming. The 4K content is streamed in first-class quality and the Quad Stream X4S architecture also gives you the option of streaming multiple HD videos at the same time. The four external high-performance antennas and the powerful amplifier offer you excellent Internet connectivity.
The 1.7 GHz dual-core processor increases WLAN, LAN and WAN-to-LAN performance. And that’s not all the Netgear router has to offer. The multi-user MIMO technology not only allows you to simultaneously stream videos, but also to stream them from different devices. With the Nighthawk app, you can easily set up the router and also manage Internet access. You can also run a speed test from your mobile device and check how fast your WiFi is.
This Netgear Nighthawk router is one of the expensive routers that we list in our comparison.
The Linksys WRT AC3200 Wireless Router
The Linksys router is available in different versions and therefore in different price ranges. This router, which we present here, is one of the expensive routers – not only in our comparison, but also in the offer from the manufacturer Linksys. Only the AC3200 router, which is offered as a gaming router, is even more expensive than the AC3200.
This Linksys wireless router is equipped with the Tri-Stream 160 and MU-MIMO technology and thus offers you very fast WLAN speeds – and this on several devices at the same time. This means that even if the WLAN is busy, you will not notice any loss in the speed and stability of the WLAN.
The Wi-Fi router is equipped with various ports so that you can connect network printers, USB or eSATA hard drives or flash drives.
With the Linksys router you can also:
- Set up a secure VPN
- Create and manage hotspots
- Convert the router to a web server
- Record, analyze and also manage network traffic
- Detect when unauthorized people are trying to access your network
The WRT3200ACM router is equipped with a dual-core processor and offers you sufficient performance to handle the data traffic easily.
What is a router?
The router regulates the communication between various end devices that are connected to a network. The router can therefore be called the center of communication. By integrating a router, you create a home network in which computers, printers, tablets and smartphones can be integrated. By networking you can exchange data between these devices and use it on different devices.
The routers are usually equipped with network interfaces – at least 4. An Ethernet cable can be connected here to connect the computer and other end devices to the router. In addition, the majority of routers generate a WLAN signal, so that devices can also be wirelessly integrated into the network.
What types of routers are there?
There are different versions of the routers, which differ in their equipment and “their skills”.
- LAN routers
- WLAN router
- DSL router
- LTE routers