Cisco, Apple, Netgear Offer Wireless Routers for Businesses on a Budget

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-09-20
 
 
 

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.

Netgear R6300 ($194.90)

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.

Linksys EA4500 ($148.27)

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.

Apple Airport Extreme ($156)

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.

Medialink Wireless N Router ($49.99)

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.

Western Digital My Net N900 HD ($157.71)

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.

D-Link Amplifi DAP-1525 ($119.99)

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.

Buffalo AirStation HighPower N600 ($99.99)

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.

Airlink101 AR675W (($45.50)

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.

Vizio XWR100 ($45.99)

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.

Belkin N600 ($69.67)

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