This small box connects to your high-speed Internet connection and allows multiple devices to get online without having to be plugged into the modem. These include computers, printers, smartphones, tablets, e-book readers, video game consoles, Internet-ready televisions and more.
While liberating — as you're no longer tethered to the wall — wireless (Wi-Fi) routers can be tricky to setup and use. This is why we were looking forward to testing two new products that claim to be easy to install and operate — even for those more tech shy than tech savvy. Both operate on the latest 802.11 "n" standard, which is faster than older 802.11 "g," "a" and "b" — and they work over greater distances, too.