What are the advantages and disadvantages of a built in wifi router?
- daniel gLv 78 months agoFavorite Answer
With WiFi, your internet service is available in the usable range of your modem, usually like a household. Secured is suggested so neighbors can't piggyback your service slowing it. It is wireless.(more users, slower)
Without,, means a wired connection to the modem, maybe with a switch(router) so a few other local connections can be made. It is wired, meaning a cat 5 cable connected to your computer. One advantage it has is can be a faster connection, and snoopers can't hack your connection.
You have a poor wifi signal, it can play hell on interactive gaming or video streaming.
- GTBLv 78 months ago
If by the term "built in wifi router" you mean a router with a wireless access point integrated in it a as opposed to a router and a stand alone wireless access point, the advantage is that it is one unit, easily transported and configured from one LAN IP address. The biggest disadvantage is that you likely need the router in one location which is not ideal for the wireless coverage.
- 8 months ago
Relatively easy to setup
decent to good performance
Works well for most home users
Cons:Might not have great range depending on make/model
Advanced networking features are usually missing or not well implemented
Security might not be good on consumer level equipment
- BigELv 78 months ago
You must mean combo modem/router/wifi or what is called a gateway.
Plus: less cabling
easier to debug, only one box
fewer power cords
Minus: can't upgrade wifi
router is where modem is located, can't separate to get better WIFI signal without a separate access point
modems die quicker than routers, replace the whole box instead of just the modem
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- John AldenLv 78 months ago
Depends on who owns what. If you are renting the modem from your provider and they will set you up with a combi unit for the same price, then you don't have to buy your own router.
- Anonymous8 months ago
built into what?