Internet networking is only made possible because of a device called router. Today, there are different kinds of routers available in the market and one of them is what we call a “travel router.” This post aims to give you a better understanding of what a travel router is and what are some of the best travel routers available in the market today.

In a Nutshell

A travel router is a networking device, smaller than a regular router but with the same functionality. It’s designed to be very small (some are as small as your credit card!) so that you can easily bring it with you whenever you’re traveling and is now becoming a necessity of anyone who’s always on the go. Its main purpose is to create your own Wi-Fi network using an open public Wi-Fi connection or perhaps a wired connection or LAN. For example, you’re staying at a hotel that provides free Internet access, however they only have a single connection and it happens to be a wired one. That’s where travel router comes in — you can create a private Wi-Fi network by connecting the travel router to that LAN connection.

Another dilemma you may encounter while you’re traveling is if the hotel do happens to offer Wi-Fi Internet access, you’ll be stuck having to add the network and then enter their Wi-Fi password into each of your device. With a travel router, you don’t need to do all of these stuffs because you only have to turn it on, connect it to your hotel’s Wi-Fi, and you’re all set! You can now connect all your wireless devices to your personal network, thanks to the travel router.

In addition, travel routers are packed with lots of great features you will surely enjoy. For example, some travel routers can be used as a Wi-Fi range extender for your home or office use in case you’re not traveling at the moment. Another great feature of some travel routers is that you can use a SIM card to create a Wi-Fi network wherein other users in the network can even share or transfer files via the attached storage.

So without further ado, check out some great travel routers which may convince you to get one today.

TP-Link AC750

 

The TP-Link AC750 supports the faster 802.11AC protocol. This means that this travel router is capable of achieving speeds of 750 Mbps. Of course, you’ll need devices that are compatible with the 5 GHz Network band in order to connect to this device. According to its manufacturer, the router is backwards compatible with 802.11n and 3 times faster than wireless N speeds. With higher power efficiency and robust security, 802.11ac is the perfect way to accelerate a home multimedia network and solve congestion that multiple devices may cause.

TP-Link Nano

 

With a size of 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.7 inches and weighs at 7.2 ounces, the TP-Link Nano is one of the smallest travel routers available. The unit is capable of delivering 300Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and is compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n Internet protocols. In addition, the TP-Link Nano supports Router, AP, Client, Repeater and WISP operation modes. According to its manufacturer, the pocket-sized TL-WR802N creates a private Wi-Fi hotspot anywhere an Internet connection is available. Powered via a wall outlet or USB port, the travel router works with 2.4GHz devices, including Chrome cast and reaches speeds of 300Mbps for streaming video, placing Internet calls, and gaming online without lag.

RAVPower FileHub Plus

 

This router creates a private, secure WiFi network from an existing one. However, the RAVPower FileHub Plus boasts a slew of other useful features. It has the ability to stream media and transfer files to flash drives, hard drives and SC cards which is the router’s most useful feature. It also has an internal 6000 mAh battery that not only allows it to operate without being plugged into a power source, but it is also capable of functioning as a powerbank for other devices as well.

GL.iNet GL-MT300N-V2 Mini Travel Router

 

This travel router travel router is currently one of the most affordable on the market. For only $20, you can create a private WiFi network from any public connection. What sets the GLiNet apart is the fact that OpenWRT is pre-installed. This means that users can choose to install over 4000 software packages to tweak functionality. Doing so allows you to exploit various features that manufacturers usually keep hidden from end users.



This entry was posted by Staff Writer on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6:24:10 AM and is filed under Sweet Tech.

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