Get Routed To The Net
So you're a home business entrepreneur or you've set up an online business and scratching your head trying to decide which wireless high speed internet router is the best one to speed up your Internet access. Hey, ho, you're in the 'route' place!
Because we've put together a collection of the best routers for high performance, high-speed with low-no problemos - we hope ... so feel free to have a good 'root' around below (Sorry... we'll stop having fun at some point when we're old and grey)!
Not only is a good internet connection vital for every freelancer, remote worker and home working business entrepreneur, there's nothing more frustrating than being in the middle of a conference call on behalf of your start-up business when the connection fails and you are left with a potential client unable to hear or see you.
And what about spending ages fiddling on a page layout for your online business and then next minute ... CRASH! Not a motorbike crashing through your garden fence, but your internet connection goes down and you lose all that work.
We hear this many a time when we're chatting and networking online with our home business members and so we thought we'd poke around the router world and find the best routers available for coping with your demands.
Anything from broadband-hungry-intensive-jobs like high-definition video streaming, having multiple links open in several browsers to upload your home business products or testing new web development (like we're constantly doing).
We are always on the hunt for super-fast-super-furious internet wireless routers and something that is easy to use. Who care how it looks sitting on your home office desk.
Netgear D6300 WiFi Modem Router
Conference calls to home business colleagues can be painful if your broadband speed isn't that great - buffering, out of synch speech and lag all stop the flow of ideas.
The D6300 is Netgear's fastest ever router, promising up to three times faster downloads than current products on the market.
It also provides WiFi coverage throughout your home, so if your home office is nestled into the corner of your garage you'll find that your internet connection is just as strong as if you were sat right next to the router!
Priced at £160.11, the Netgear D6300 WiFi Modem Router can be bought on Amazon.
TP Link TD-W8968 300Mbps Wireless Modem Router
Apart from reminding us of the Olympic Dome, is there anything this device doesn't do?
Once the TP Link TD-W8968 is installed in your home office you can access high speed internet connections via ASDL or Ethernet WAN, as well as sharing it wirelessly.
It also has a multi-function USB port so printers and files can be shared acrossed the local network or from further afield using the FTP server function.
Perfect for remote workers who need to get out and about and still access their files.
Buy it from the iHubbub shop from £36.98.
Linksys EA3500 N750 Wireless Router
Cisco's dual band cable router is fast and furious! It can link all your devices (PCs, Smart TVs games consoles and tablets for starters) into your wireless network, and with a transfer rate of 750Mbps, plus the oomph of SpeedBoost technology, your home business start up business will never have been so speedy!
A MIMO antenna gives your signal strength just where you need it, whether you run your start-up from your home office, or your garden shed, and video streaming will be smooth and uninterrupted.
Buy it from PC World for £49.99.
Ok, so this one isn't strictly a router, so in a sense we are cheating a bit here ... but we think that it is something that can greatly help home business owners who work from a busy household, or in wild and wooly home office places that their broadband hub just won't reach!
Running your start-up business from your home office is great when there's nobody else around; your broadband whizzes along happily. Then in come the kids from school, or your partner home from work and it places a bit of a strain on your network.
The D-Link PowerLine AV500 family offers a solution to the annoyance of videos suddenly taking an age to download, or your video call spluttering and grinding to a halt.
Once you've installed PowerLine AV500 you'll find that videos, games and VoIP calls will all run smoothly on multiple devices in your home, simultaneously!
It also extends the reach of your internet network, so if you need to escape to the shed to get some peace then you can, without losing your connection!
It's easy to install via it's Plug-and-Connect system, and it helps you to lower your energy consumption through its green features: power saving mode and low power draw.
You can buy the D-Link PowerLine AV500 range from the iHubbub shop.
Get Completely Routed With A Desktop Switch
The TP Link TL-SG105 is the perfect way to connect your home office with another spare room and connect various products.
What This Product Does
The TP-LINK 5-Port 10/100/1000Mbps Desktop Switch provides you an easy way to make the transition to Gigabit Ethernet. Increase the speed of your network server and backbone connections, or make Gigabit to the desktop a reality.
Moreover, TL-SG105 adopts lower power consumption design.
With the innovative energy-efficient technology, the TL-SG105 can save up to 65% of the power consumption, making it an eco-friendly solution for your home or office network.
Power down Idle Ports
When a computer or network equipment is off, the corresponding port of a traditional switch will continue to consume considerable amounts of power. The TL-SG105 can automatically detect the link status of each port and reduce the power consumption of ports that are idle, resulting in up to an 65% reduction in power use.
Easy to Use
The auto features of this gigabit switch make installation plug and play and hassle-free. No configuring is required. Auto MDI/MDIX eliminate the need for crossover cables. Auto-negotiation on each port senses the link speed of a network device (either 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps) and intelligently adjusts for compatibility and optimal performance.
TP Link 150Mbps Wireless N Nano Router
More cheating going on here. Well, maybe not. This cutie-pie is really a router but ever so sweet and small.
Ever wanted to be able to pick your internet up and throw it in your home working bag? Now you can with the world's smallest wireless router!!
Talking about the tiniest mobile working tools ... the TL-WR702N Wireless Nano Router is designed to be used with tablets, handheld games consoles and smartphones, and is powered via an external adaptor, or a USB connection to a computer.
Home workers and freelancers will find this little device invaluable to keep connected on the move.
Best little device yet for a grab-and-go business meeting or working on the hop. We looked at loads of mobile working tools and this little nifty-nano outshines them all.
Buy it from the iHubbub shop from £17.89.
Do tell us about any others you have found that may be as good as or better than our router collection.