Streaming, downloading, gaming – you can’t do any of them without the internet, but when’s the last time you checked your router? Yes, the little box that gathers dust in the corner is the focal point for connecting all your devices. Here with the scoop on these crucial – but often ignored – pieces of technology is Omar Gallaga of the Austin-American Statesman’s 512 Tech.
“A good router is one that you never have to think about,” he says. “It’s consistent, gives you good internet speeds, you don’t have to go and reboot it every now and then. That’s the goal.”
What you’ll hear in this segment:
-Why routers are getting more expensive
-How to approach setting up a new one if you’re not very tech-savvy
-How routers are getting smarter