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Springfield Virginia (VA) Home Network Wireless Routers – Choosing A Router For A Wireless Home Network, Springfield Virginia (VA)

The three routers that come to mind when setting up a wireless home network are:

1.       Cisco Linksys

2.       D-link

3.       Netgear

These are the three most trustworthy routers that aren’t too expensive and will cover all of your network needs.  They all range from approximately $30.00 to $100.00 for your basic wireless home network.  If you get a router through your cable company, when you set up a wireless network, most likely it will be a Cisco Linksys router.  If you decide to get a router and set up your network on your own, D-Link and Netgear are of similar quality and offer the same features and security options at a cheaper price.  The three models that I recommend for beginner home network users to look at are the D-Link Wireless-N 150, Netgear Rangemax N150, and Cisco Linksys E1000.  These three routers are close in price and offer easy-to-use security options. The security of your wireless network is very important but easy to achieve.  Many routers have built in firewalls and you can consult your router’s configurations page to help you set a password.  There are many other brands of wireless routers out there, that work just as well, such as Belkin, Buffalo, EnGenius, Zonet, Hawking, Tenda, and Trendnet.

The D-Link Wireless-N 150 – In addition to WEP this router supports the latest in wireless security, WPA/WPA2, to keep pesky neighbors from gaining unauthorized access of your internet, from hackers accessing your information, and attacks from potential viruses.  The support for WPA/WPA2 ensures that your data has the best possible encryption.  The N 150 model also has a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) push button feature that helps you activate and set up your network security functions with ease and it also uses dual active firewalls, SPI and NAT, to block potential virus threats and attacks.  You also have the ability to set up parental controls to deny access to specific websites.

The Netgear Rangemax N150 offers “Push ‘N Connect” technology for WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) easy setup and installation.  It supports WEP as well as the latest encryption WPA/WPA2.  It also has double firewall protection (SPT and NAT), as well al Denial-of-service (DoS)attack prevention.  It gives you the ability to set up a guest network with restricted access ensuring your privacy and security.  You can also block certain websites with the parental controls to provide safer internet experience for your children.

The Cisco Linksys E1000 comes with simple easy-to-use software for setting up and customizing your router and its security features with advanced features that allow you to customize your router.  It also supports WEP as well as WPA/WPA2.  The E1000 comes with parental controls that allow you to block specific websites as well as restrict internet access during certain hours.  It also gives you the option to set up a separate, password-protected guest network to allow your visitors access to your internet without having access to your computers.

All three of these routers are easy to you and will give you and your data the protection it needs.  You should always refer to your router’s manual and other documentation before setting up your home network.  This will ensure that you are installing it properly and that you are utilizing the security features available.  If you have any further questions or need help setting up your wireless home network and router, Geek ABC is here to fulfill your specific needs.  We be reached via our website geekabc.com or you can give us a call @ 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment.  We provide same day, mobile, onsite network support and repair services for residential and business customers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

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