Cisco, Apple, Netgear Offer Wireless Routers for Businesses on a Budget
Netgear R6300 ($194.90)
This router offers Simultaneous Dual Band, which doubles bandwidth and reduces WiFi interference for better connections, while the Netgear Genie provides a dashboard to manage and repair the network.
Linksys EA4500 ($148.27)
Dual-band 3x3 wireless supports high-bandwidth applications such as video streaming or file sharing, and runs Cisco Connect Cloud, giving users a way to access the home network from a mobile app or browser.
Apple Airport Extreme ($156)
As efficient as it is beautiful, AirPort Extreme works simultaneously on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, and allows users to set up a separate WiFi network with a separate password for visitors and enable the guest networking feature.
Medialink Wireless N Router ($49.99)
A great option for budget-conscious businesses, the router supports the most current security protocols and encryption types, including WPS (WiFi Protected Setup), WPA and WPA2 Security Protocol, and two levels of encryption.
Western Digital My Net N900 HD ($157.71)
FasTrack Plus technology delivers high-quality high-definition streaming to all connected devices, plus a host of features such as two USB 2.0 ports, secure wireless hotspot sharing and antenna amplifiers to boost range.
D-Link Amplifi DAP-1525 ($119.99)
The Access Point/MediaBridge with SmartBeam is ideal for small offices where concrete walls, successive floors in multistoried buildings and other elements could impede signal strength.
Buffalo AirStation HighPower N600 ($99.99)
This router features five 1G-bps Ethernet ports and simultaneous wireless operation on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and multilevel wireless-encryption options.
Airlink101 AR675W (($45.50)
Two 3dBi antennas provide longer distance, wider coverage and continuous connectivity to eliminate dead spots, while Green Ethernet Technology helps reduce power costs.
Vizio XWR100 ($45.99)
An integrated four-port 10/100 switch connects up to four wired Internet devices, like DVRs and computers, while a USB 2.0 port lets users connect a USB hard drive for shared access to photos, videos and other media.
Belkin N600 ($69.67)
Media Server by myTwonky simplifies photo and video streaming to mobile devices, while the router's Dual Band technology lets users manage different activities without slowing down the connection.