In today’s connected world, the need to be connected to the internet is very strong. In fact, many would agree that it is almost a necessity, due to the fact that almost all of us use it, and many of us rely on it for things like paying our taxes, and even ordering our groceries.
Regardless of whether you’re using the web to watch Netflix for hours on end, or to just send the occasional email and read the occasional article from The Wall Street Journal, very few can deny that having a quick and secure connection is, in many ways, a necessity.
Here’s the thing about routers – they are very good at connecting you to the World Wide Web, and making sure that your connection is strong and reliable. But the really good routers, they do something else, too. They make sure that you have a strong and reliable connection, and they make sure that your entire system is secure. In this day and age, it’s becoming very easy to get hacked by some anonymous man or woman who wishes to steal your personal information. Security is a concern for us, and it should be for you, because make no mistake, the threat is real and you need to make sure that you’re safe and secure.
Buying a router isn’t the simplest process, but it really isn’t that hard, either. Before you buy anything important, there are a few key factors that you need to understand. The price, and just how good the product actually is and if it can support your needs.
Due to all of these factors, there usually isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” answer to the question of “What is the best home router?” Which is why we’re not focusing on that question. Instead, we’re going to show you the most secure home router, rather than the “best” one, and we’re going to give you all of the information you need to know in order for you to make a decision as to whether or not the router we are about to describe is the best one for you.
Are you ready for it? Here it is!
The ASUS AC3100
The ASUS AC3100 is a home router of extraordinary quality and equally extraordinary security. Now, before we get into the specifics of the product itself, let us say that really, there is no single answer to this question of “What is the most secure home router?” In the end, there are many answers to the question, and due to the fact that technology gets better on an almost exponential basis, this router won’t be our answer next year. But for the year 2018, the ASUS AC3100 is our answer, and now we will explain why.
Beyond security, the ASUS AC3100 is an incredibly intuitive product. You can easily figure out how to set up the product and how to use it. This is very important for a variety of reasons, and the main one being the fact that technology is complex. We are bombarded with so much information and a lot of that information is overly complicated and unclear. So when a quality product comes along, and this product is incredibly easy to use and easy to set up, then we should take note of that.
- 1024-QAM technology - 80% faster 5 GHz at up to 2100 Mbps, 66% faster 2.4 GHz at up to 1000 Mbps; Utilities : Firmware restoration
- 33% greater 2.4 GHz coverage with a 4-transmit, 4-receive (4T4R) antenna design, able to reach our widest-ever coverage up to 5000 square feet
- Expansive Connectivity Options: with exclusively has 8 x Gigabit LAN ports for up to eight Ethernet-compatible devices to connect simultaneously
- Powerful 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, Faster USB data transfers enjoy up to over 100 MB/s speed and the router download/upload speed (WAN-LAN throughput) up to 1.8 Gbps
- Smart Connect- Automatically chooses the best band available for you,Dimensions:11.8 x 7.4 x 3.3 ~ inch (WxDxH)
In terms of speed and just how well it can transmit “House Of Cards” from the Netflix servers in California to, say, Washington, the ASUS AC3100 is exceptional in that department as well. As for the specifics behind the technology that makes this router so speedy, those consist of incredibly technical terms that are rather unnecessary. What’s important to note is that the router has a set of antennas that allow for a very wide and expansive range. This, in turn, allows them to send and receive data from anywhere in your house or apartment.
If you choose to – and we don’t recommend this – you can also open your connection up and allow other people to connect, due to the fact that there is a tremendous range on this router. In all, the antennas in this router can reach up to five-thousand feet, which is quite a feat for a router. Range would be nothing without speed, and, again, due to the antennas and processor, the ASUS AC3100 can reach speeds of up to 1.8GBPS for download and upload. This translates to 225 MBPS, which means that you could receive a two-gigabyte high-definition film from iTunes in just ten seconds! Of course, all of this depends on the speed that you are paying your internet service provider for, but the point still stands. If you chose to purchase a speedier package from Comcast for example, then this router would support those speeds.
Finally, we come to what you’re all looking for: security. There is a reason we chose this router, and there is a reason it is known as the most secure router of all. The ASUS AC3100 comes with something called “AiProtection”. This is a kind of software package that comes with the router. When you get the router, you have the option of performing an inspection, and this inspection runs through 14 key points in your system. When the inspection is complete, if any weak or open spots have been found in your system, you will be lead through a series of steps which will allow you to remedy those weaknesses. But, really, this is just the beginning.
Most important of all, this software prevents malware from entering your computer. If, say, your child opens up an email containing a virus, AiProtect blocks the server holding the virus from transmitting that information onto your network. It does this for every connected device, and it does so by using the software within the router to conduct the scans and to check for viruses/malware. One last thing. If an infected device enters your network, it can’t spread the viruses it has. Thus, preventing your information from being compromised.