In today’s world, the need for the internet has been on the rise. People look to the internet for entertainment, finance, and research. Without the internet, the world would be a boring place.
Now, service providers require modems to be installed so that you can enjoy the internet in the comfort of your own home. The problem is that modems do not have WiFi capabilities, at least, the old ones.
That is why, if you want to have internet connection across a multitude of devices, you would need to employ the help of a router.
Today, we are going to take a look at a router that is not from prominent router manufacturers. I think we should give a chance for routers that are not well-known but are sure to deliver the goods that premium routers have.
We are going to take a look at the Afoundry Wireless Router. To know more about this router, here are its features:
- Multiple SSID up to 8
- Output power adjustable & ACK timeout
- Support PTP and PTMP (Point to Multi-point)
- Multi-operation mode: AP/Gateway/ WISP (CR) /Client Bridge
- WPA2/WPA/AES/TKIP, 802.1x Authenticator
- Firewall, IP/Port/MAC and URL filtering
- Support Ping Watch Dog and Wireless Speed Test
- Built-in NAT and DHCP Server & Client
- Support Address Reservation
- Support UPnP, Dynamic DNS, Static Routing
- Support PPPoE, Dynamic IP, Static IP Internet Access
- QoS: Traffic Control & WMM/WMM-PS
- Port based VLAN support
- Wireless user access control (ACL)
- 4*LAN +1*WAN (10/100Mbps) FE
- Easy quick setup wizard with web-based utility
- External 5dBi Omni ANT
- NMS management platform (Option)
Let’s first look at the design and aesthetics. When you look at the Afoundry Wireless router, you can see that it has 5 external antennas. Usually, routers that have more than 3 external antennas are already considered premium, and thus, is priced accordingly. But, you would be surprised to know that the Afoundry Wireless router doesn’t carry a hefty price tag. More on that later.
Another standout feature of the Afoundry Wireless router is that it can support up to 8 SSIDs. This is perfect for home and office use where you want to segregate connections for multiple people or divisions.
It also comes with a built-in firewall protection, uPnP, Dynamic DNS and Static Routing, 4 Ethernet LAN ports, and a proprietary software installer that is easy to follow.
So, what do people think about this router? Here are some customer reviews:
Aidan: “I love the metallic look of the router. I am actually surprised by how it performs; I think it is mainly because of the 5 external antennas. As far as its range is concerned, I can pretty much get WiFi signals anywhere in my home.”
Christina: “This router is very much worth the investment. For the price, you get 5 external antennas for impressive range, and all the basic router features that you would want.”
The Afoundry Wireless router is a very good router with 5 external antennas. It only costs $100.