How to Choose a Wireless Router for Your Small Business

Choosing a wireless router can be a task—especially if you are a non-technical person.  With so many of these devices out there on the market, it certainly makes the process of buying one for a small business that much harder.

What is a Wireless Router?

In simple terms, a wireless router is a device that allows you to connect to the internet without the need for a physical wired connection or cable. – Source

Today, I am going to give you 5 tips on How to Choose a Wireless Router for your small business, along with a list of the top 5 Affordable Small Business Wireless Routers that are currently on the market.

How to Choose a Wireless Router for Your Small Business

Tip 1.  Choose a Wireless Router that supports WPA/WPA2 Security or better.  WPA2 is currently the latest and best security encryption technology used in wireless routers.

Tip 2.  For faster speeds and connection rates, choose a wireless router that supports Wireless-N technology (802.11n).

Tip 3.  Choose a Wireless Router with a Built in Firewall.  Firewalls protect your computer network from outside intrusions.

Tip 4.  Choose a Wireless Router with Guest Wireless Network connection capabilities.  Guest wireless networks improve the security of your computer network in two ways:  First, it will give you control over who can access your network, and also allows you to keep your main wireless network’s password safe.

Tip 5.  Choose a Wireless Router that supports Dual or Backup WAN connections. You can also go for multicarrier routers like SIMTELL, which work with multiple network providers. (Optional) If internet connectivity is a critical component in your business, you should definitely choose a wireless router with these capabilities.  This way if your main internet connection goes down, you will a backup Internet connection to use.

PC Mag Top 5 Small Business Wireless Routers 2015

Top 5 Wireless Routers 2015


DLink Router


Linksys Router


Trendnet Wireless Router


Asus Router


DLink Router


Annika Bansal

Annika "The Chick Geek" is the founder of AnnikaBansal.com. Small Business Sense shares small business ideas, tips and resources for independent Entrepreneurs and Small Business owners.

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You can choose any basic kind of router for small business. It does not matter much what kind of router you are using for business as long as it does the job it meant to do. Just make sure to secure the router with WPA2 enabled password.


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