When looking for top notch gear for your home, it can sometimes be a daunting task. There’s so many options, which one do you choose? Well, for me, I like to read and research, and mostly I like to go Fry’s Electronics and check these things out for myself. However, not everyone finds this as enjoyable, so I’m hooking you up with this article to save you some time.
I’m actually going to give you a link to an article on one of my favorite websites, Lifehacker.com. And while I absolutely love the site, I have to say, I think they got this list wrong. Now, to be fair, Lifehacker didn’t create the list themselves as they have a blog feature there called “The Hive Five”. That’s where they put out a topic and ask their readers to vote for the five best of whatever item they put out there. So, the readers vote, and Lifehacker tallies the votes and follows up with the five best as voted by the “hive”, aka, the readers.
Simple enough. However, I would agree with some of the inclusions on this list, but there was one Wi-Fi router brand and model that was missing from the pack. That’s the D-Link DIR series of routers. In my line of work, I’ve set up a fair amount of Wi-Fi gear for both home and office, and I’ve been there and done that with a few of them.
For me, the D-Link routers are really stable, have some really good features that are actually useful, and they aren’t any more than the routers on the Lifehacker list. In fact, some of the router brands on the list I’ve actually replaced with D-Link routers because the routers I was replacing just weren’t reliable enough.
So that I’m not bashing any one particular brand, I’ll give a general example. One brand on the list is notorious for having to be powered off and back on daily. And I’m not talking just once, I mean like every day. What’s more, the power cycling of the device isn’t just needed on one model of router, it’s been needed on Wi-Fi routers, and Wi-Fi signal extenders, too! In other words, any device with that particular brand name on the front of it will most certainly be synonymous with the words “daily reset”.
Again, not trying to bash, just trying to save you some money and some headache. However, much like the Ford vs. Chevy debate where some families swear by Ford and others have had nothing but back luck with Fords, the same can possibly be true with Wi-Fi routers. However, if you’d like to see for yourself what a D-Link router can do for you, use my affiliate link to Amazon and check out the different features for yourself and see if it meets your needs. However, because I use these routers myself and do recommend them to friends, I will say that for me, they are the best I’ve worked with thus far.
Here’s the link to Lifehacker’s Hive Five for Wi-Fi routers: http://lifehacker.com/5920709/five-best-home-wi+fi-routers
Thanks for reading!
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