“Home networking routers connect to a broadband modem and provide a hardware firewall against outside hackers. They usually have a switch so that several PCs can be connected and, in the case of wireless routers, a wireless access point,” PC Magazine reports.
“Apple [Airport] wireless routers receive this year’s highest overall rating score (8.9). This is especially noteworthy given that, in general, wired routers outscore wireless. Part of its high ratings may stem from ease of setup: Apple routers tend to be connected to simpler-to-do-everything Macintoshes,” PC Magazine reports.
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