Enterprise Networking: Cisco, D-Link, Netgear Offer Wireless Routers for Businesses on a Budget

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-12-15 Print this article Print
D-Link DIR-655 Extreme-N Gigabit ($69.99)

D-Link DIR-655 Extreme-N Gigabit ($69.99)

Ideal for streaming HD video or streaming multiple applications simultaneously, this router's dual active firewall protection (SPI & NAT) helps block malicious attacks on networks from the Internet.
In a world where pretty much any electronic device that sits on your desk or fits in your pocket sports WiFi connectivity, it's important to have a wireless router that offers a fast, secure connection that provides ample range and bandwidth for downloading and playing media across multiple devices simultaneously. Thanks to fierce competition between the major manufacturers of these routers—including Cisco Systems, D-Link and Netgear, to name a few—there is a wide selection of routers offering an impressive array of features, including advanced encryption standards, firewall protection, and the ability to work simultaneously on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Best of all, many of these routers can be purchased for less than $200, and a few for less than $100, ensuring there's a suitable and secure wireless router out there for anyone looking to get their small business or home office online fast.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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