Routers

Finding the right router is necessary in creating an efficient, reliable, and quick wireless working environment across your business. Discover all there is to know about internet routers and how you can get the most out of your installation with DrayTek

What is a Router?

Routers are an important element in connecting computers, laptops, and mobile to the internet. An internet router facilitates a connection across a local network, allow you to share files, tools, and resources within a secure environment.

Router functionality: how does it work?

Routers can route traffic between two or more networks. The Internet is one global network that we usually want to connect from our LAN (Local Area Network). Working in conjunction with a modem, routers take messages from your internet provider and distribute the information across the network. Understanding the workings of your network means having an awareness of how to use a router. When trying to connect to Wi-Fi, what you’re really doing is connecting to an internet router that’s established a local network. Working in conjunction with a modem, routers take messages from your internet provider and distribute the information across the network.

It’s this communication from the network router that allows you to access the internet from a computer, and without it a wireless connection wouldn’t be possible.

What’s the difference between a router and a modem?

Modem and router functionality are different, but the two devices are reliant on each other to establish an internet connection. While your modem receives signals directly from an internet provider, your internet router ‘routes’ these messages and distributes to connected computers, allowing them to access the internet.

Modems are unable to create a local network of devices on their own, and routers cannot access the internet without the help of a modem.

Router features and benefits

With such a broad spectrum of devices to choose from, each offering either LAN capability as standard, and the majority also allowing for WLAN, WAN, and VPN, there’s a DrayTek router for every business’ size and online requirements.

Each DrayTek router is designed to work in effortless conjunction with your existing modem, to provide you with a seamless, speedy, and secure internet connection across each connected computer. Compare the features and benefits of our entire collection of internet routers.

Which router is best for my needs?

Choosing the right network router for your needs and requirements is crucial in creating a local connection that always allows efficient access to the internet. We’ve outlined our available routers, to make picking the correct device a little easier.

ADSL/VDSL/Fibre Routers

Enjoy high-speed and secure internet across your entire network of connected devices, with an ADSL/VDSL/Fibre router. These models are the standard design and suit a range of flexible scenarios.

Load Balancing Routers

Load balancing routers are easy to identify because they feature more than one WAN port. Using a load balancing router allows you to manage dual-connected devices uniformly without experiencing uneven internet connection.

Firewalls

Firewall routers offer an additional layer of security between your local network and the internet. This is especially useful if your network handles sensitive information.

Mobile Broadband/4G/LTE Routers

Our mobile broadband/4G/LTE routers offer a strong wireless connection, by converting 4G and LTE signals into Wi-Fi. Each available device provides reliable and secure internet across a local network.

DrayTek Router Types

Business Routers
BusinessRouters
4G LTE Routers
4G LTERouters
WiFi Routers
WiFi Routers
ADSL/VDSL Wi-Fi Routers
ADSL/VDSL WiFi Routers
Broadband Routers
Broadband Routers
Load Balancing Routers
Load Balancing Routers
Firewalls
Firewalls
Fibre Routers
Fibre Routers
Network Firewalls
Netwrok Firewalls
VPN Firewalls
VPN Firewalls