Updated January 10, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Routers For Businesses

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in December of 2018. With a war on digital security being waged from seemingly all sides, it has never been more important than it is now to keep your organization's network locked down and thoroughly monitored. And there are quite a few different setups worth considering, depending on the size and scope of your business. One of today's top commercial-grade routers should fulfill your needs, whatever your budget. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best router for businesses on Amazon.

10. SonicWall TZ Soho

9. Netgear Insight

8. Cisco C881

7. Roqos Core RC100

6. FortiWiFi 60E

5. Cisco Meraki Z3

4. Gryphon Mesh

3. Cisco Meraki MX68W

2. Synology RT2600

1. Netgear Orbi Pro

Editor's Notes

January 06, 2019:

Make no mistake, business routers are entirely different beasts from consumer-oriented devices. Where the units made for our homes are frequently re-engineered and re-released, these highly integrated models generally receive consistent and effective firmware and software updates, and are meant to last a corporation for quite a while without replacement. Cisco is an undeniable world leader int he category, and as long as you can wade through their massive selection, they likely have an option that will fill your needs. We like the Synology because it's affordable enough for a small business, and offers security features essentially on a par with many more advanced models. Also it's said to be reliable and easy to set up. The Gryphon is an interesting option, as it's marketed to families, but works just as well in offices, delivering security and monitoring features that equal far more expensive choices. FortiNet, the makers of the FortiWiFi, are another widely known brand with a huge slate of offerings. Dell's Sonicwall is a little older, but it's been upkept by excellent support over the last two years. The Netgear, on the other hand, could end up as one of the top business routers in the coming months and even years, though it's new, and as such is still getting its kinks worked out — which is a somewhat common trope around these commercial-oriented devices. Finally, the Roqos Core is awfully pricey, but it's packed with features, and the company has even won awards recently due to their adept designs.

Christopher Thomas
Last updated on January 10, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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