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Help your Wi-Fi go to where you need it with JB’s range of routers, mesh routers, and modem routers. Big brand such as Asus, Netgear, and D-Link give you the confidence of the latest technology, easy connectivity, and top value. Get better performance, reach all your devices, and give your home better coverage.

What Do Routers Do?

In a nutshell, routers are the traffic cop of your home network. They receive info from the internet, sort it, and direct it to the right device on your network. This process ensures efficient and stable connections. Plus, modern routers boasting advance features like VPN support and parental controls, they can also serve as your all-in-one network manager. Some models even feature USB 3.0 and LAN ports, making them compatible with older or wired devices.

What is the Difference Between a Modem and a Router?

While modems and routers are often used interchangeably, they are two different types of devices. However, they work together to create a stable network connection.

A modem connects your home to the internet. It translates the signal from your ISP into something your devices can use. A router, on the other hand, takes that internet connection and shares it across your devices.

What Routers Can I Buy at JB?

Whether you're a hardcore gamer, a streaming enthusiast, or just need solid Wi-Fi at home, JB's got the perfect router for you. Featuring the latest from top brands like NETGEAR, ASUS, and D-Link, we've got a wide range of wireless routers, including:

  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router: These routers are great for balancing your network. They use two bands: 2.4 GHz for range and 5 GHz for speed - perfect for homes with multiple devices.
  • Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router: Tri-band routers add an extra 5 GHz band. This means less congestion and more bandwidth for your devices.
  • Mesh System: A mesh system consists of a mesh router and multiple range extenders or access points. These range extenders communicate with each other to provide whole home mesh wifi coverage. They're excellent for larger spaces, ensuring consistent signal strength and eliminating dead zones.
  • Gaming Router: These routers are designed with low latency and high performance in mind, featuring advanced QoS, MU-MIMO technology, and prioritisation for gaming traffic.

What is the Best Router for Home Use?

The best router for your home network depends on various factors. Here's what to consider when choosing a router for your home:

  • Assess Your Internet Usage: If you're into gaming, streaming in 4K, or have a smart home, look for high-performance routers. For regular browsing, social media, and streaming, a standard dual-band router fits well.
  • Consider Your Home Size: Mesh systems are ideal for large spaces. They provide extensive coverage without dead zones. For smaller spaces, a single, dual-band gigabit router can suffice.
  • Think About the Number of Devices: If your home has plenty of connected devices, opt for a router with MU-MIMO technology, which allows multiple devices to connect simultaneously without slowing down. For homes with fewer devices, a regular 4G LTE router should be enough.
  • Look for the Latest Technology: For future-proofing and handling more devices efficiently, consider Wi-Fi 7 routers. Also, consider routers with enhanced security protocols, VPN support, and parental controls to add an extra layer of protection.
  • Consider Your Location: If you're in a remote area where cable internet is not an option, satellite internet might be the best solution. Just make sure the router you choose is compatible with satellite internet services so you can enjoy reliable connectivity no matter how off the grid your home is. If you opt for a Starlink kit, you may not need to buy a separate router, as they already include one.

How Can I Boost My Router's Wi-Fi Signal?

Simple tweaks to your router can make a massive difference to your online experience. Here's how to boost your Wi-Fi signal:

  • Central Placement: Position your router centrally, away from walls and metal objects.
  • Antenna Adjustment: Point antennas in different directions for wider coverage.
  • Reduce Interference: Keep the router clear of devices like microwaves and cordless phones.
  • Update Firmware: Regular updates can improve performance.
  • Use Extenders: Consider range extenders or mesh systems for larger homes.

Ready to supercharge your home network? Head to JB for an impressive selection of routers! Whether you're after a high-speed upgrade, a mesh system for whole-home coverage, or a gaming router for the ultimate experience, we've got you covered.

But why stop there? Explore our range of modem routers, powerline products, Wi-Fi and USB adapters, and desktop switches. Everything you need for a seamless, connected home is just a click away. Visit your nearest JB store today or check out our online collection and take the first step towards a faster, more reliable network!

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