With the increase in gadgets, in every home, in every family, the number of wires is already measured in dozens. But for several years now, their number has been gradually coming to naught, thanks to such devices as usb router, wireless chargers, wireless headphones, and more.
Let's talk about wifi router with USB and decide how much it is needed today, and whether it can fully replace the usual router, the Internet which is connected to the classic LAN-wire.
Why do you need a router with usb
As a rule, such a router performs three functions:
- To connect the mobile Internet (wireless),
- To connect a physical external hard drive,
- To connect a network printer.
Let's look at each point in more detail.
3G/4G or 5G mobile Internet connection
One of the main functions of such a router is to connect the mobile Internet. This function is very important for:
- Those who don't have a good quality conventional wired Internet provider nearby,
- people in villages and small towns, where cell phone service has reached,
- for those who travel but want to stay in touch,
- for those who want to reduce the use of wires to a minimum.
To connect a mobile connection to your router, you must have a modem, which you buy or rent from your mobile service provider. Usually such a 4G modem has a USB connector, which fits perfectly with the router. The settings are usually set by default.
Connecting an external hard drive
One of the best uses of a USB router is to use it as a shared resource on the network for use by multiple users. How does this happen? You connect a hard drive to the router, make some small adjustments, and you're done. You have a place to store files, movies, music, and other stuff with network and wifi sharing.
Connecting a printer
Finally, the last great use of a USB router is the ability to connect a network printer, which will be accessible via wifi. This is very convenient for small offices or apartments, where you need to print some documents from time to time.
How to choose a router with USB?
To begin with, it is important to determine that it is really needed. After all, you can often solve the issue by simply connecting a 3G modem to your laptop or by sharing files on your PC for all to see.
If you do indeed need such a router, you need to decide on a budget that you are willing to spend on it. I recommend planning on at least $$100 for such a purchase. After all, this is a device that will serve you for the next 5-6 years, so it should be quite expensive and reliable, not Chinese junk.
And finally, the brand. It is important not to be stingy and not to buy cheap brands. I think the good brands are:
- TP Link
- Recently, Xaomi
One last thing. Read reviews and ratings of goods on the conditional outlet, kombi and hotline. As a rule, if the product is not very people are not lazy to write about it, but if the product is good, then few people will write about it.
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