Nowadays, the internet is everything. We all need constant online access in some way and of course the faster, the better. Because of where I lived previously in the suburbs, I had never given a bit of thought to my internet router or even the need to upgrade it ever. Not only did we live in an area where WiFi traffic was never a concern but the service speed we purchased was always reliable. Then, we moved to a very rural area and my entire perception of "the internet" changed.
Given my job, I am constantly online writing, researching, editing photos and videos, and even playing in my pare time. My husband is a hardcore gamer, so much that he even has my three younger children constantly playing games. Someone is always on YouTube at any given time of day or night (and by someone I mean multiple people). And as if that wasn't enough bogging down our internet speeds, my daughter is a full time ONLINE college student right now!
Where we live, only one company offers service and it is flat out horrible! Supposedly, we now live in a high traffic area even though I can't see a single one of my neighbors. Plus we've paid for the highest speed they offer even though we can't tell a single difference between this and dial up...yes DIAL UP!! So when I discovered that Best Buy offered the WRT3200ACM MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router, I knew it was something we had to have in our house and for my family!
Powered by Tri-Stream 160 technology, I LOVE that the WRT is "the fastest dual-band router on the market". By "doubling the bandwidth on all spatial streams and access to restricted DFS channels at full bandwidth", this allows even someone stuck in the middle of no where the best performance and fastest speeds. Not only does the WRT router use MU-MIMO technology for high-speed Wi-Fi to all my family's devices at the same time but it's got 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports for direct connection
"Open-source ready with OpenWrt and DD-WRT® for complete flexibility and customization of functions with 256MB Flash and 512MB of RAM Memory." The set up was super easy even for those not as tech savvy. I'm actually disappointed I didn't head to Best Buy sooner for this type of technology. I should have known they'd have the top performing product for exactly what I needed.
With a 1.8 GHz CPU for high-powered performance and an upgraded Smart Wi-Fi app, I feel like we've gotten control back over our internet quality. We were honestly feeling pretty hopeless and to be honest, we've been limiting who can be online, at what time, and for how long, in order to be able to function. Not anymore! We now have the WRT router boosting our terrible service for a faster internet and WiFi which I couldn't imagine living without!
Best Buy has definitely exceed my expectations yet again!
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