assignment 5 Essay

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Router Selection
Assignment 5.3
Douglas Edmunds

Routers: Bare Necessities
What are the absolute minimal requirements for any router that you will want to use in your network? Reliable Performance
Adequate Wireless Coverage
Lasting Technology

Routers: Needs Assessment
What are critical needs for your network?
Single connection/ multiple connections?
Access Points?
Security Controls?
Connect USB Peripherals?
Budget restrictions?

Routers: Determining Factors
Throughput speeds
Range
Ease of Set-up
Manageability
Useful Features
Pricing

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi
Router WRT1900AC

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Excellent throughput in 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n dual band.
Set up for use of 802.11ac when available.
Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 256MB of DDR3 RAM, and 128MB of Flash memory.
Dedicated internal cooling fan.
Easy set up and aesthetically designed larger LED indicators. Impressive range ability in all modes.

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi
Router WRT1900AC
(Features continued)

 Excellent NAS capability with a connected USB
Drive.
 Firmware flashable via OpenWRT
 MSRP for $279.00
 Best price online - $213.99

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band
Wireless Router

- Excellent throughput in 802.11b, 802.11g and
802.11n dual band.
- Best speed results when tested at 802.11ac mode compared to other routers tested.
- 1GHz, dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor with
802.11ac support
- Excellent range in all modes but especially impressive in 802.11ac mode.

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band
Wireless Router
(Features continued)
 Fast and easy set-up through install Wizard.
- Excellent parental controls that can also help establish access policies.
 MSRP for $249.00
 Best price online - $172.00

Netgear N900 Wireless
Dual Band Gigabit Router
WNDR4500

- Excellent throughput performance at 2.4 GHz and 5
GHz in both Mixed and Wireless N only modes,…