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The best small business routers - Digital Trends

The best small business routers - Digital Trends


The best small business routers - Digital Trends

Posted: 08 Sep 2019 01:00 AM PDT

A good router is a modern requirement for small businesses. Whether you are linking your POS system to the internet, running the latest CRM software on mobile devices, or just giving your customers Wi-Fi access, a powerful and safe router is key.

To help out, we've gathered our top picks for business-friendly routers that are ideal for small and growing businesses. Our top pick is the Asus RT-AX88U that's Wi-Fi 6 ready and a perfect addition to your business. But we've also chosen a number of excellent routers for covering large spaces, customizing your router, and more.

Asus RT-AX88U

Asus RT-AX88U Dual-band Router

One of the most important features for a business router is that it's ready for the future. The last thing a business owner wants to do is set up and customize a router only to learn that they need to replace it two years later. A good business router will be Wi-Fi 6 ready for the coming years, as devices slowly upgrade to the new wireless protocol. This Asus model is "ax" ready and will be able to handle this new protocol.

Of course, that's only part of what makes this AX6000 model great. It's a powerful dual-band router that comes with commercial-level Aiprotection software for security, 8 Gigabit LAN ports, and mesh compatibility for covered especially larger areas. It also sports OFDMA and MU-MIMO technologies for giving select devices an extra speed boost when possible. All these attributes make it an easy recommendation for a small business, including businesses that are run out of your home.

Linksys Max-Stream EA8300

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Linksys's useful tri-band router is a strong option for small offices and home-based businesses. In addition to AC2200 speeds and four Gigabit Ethernet ports, it also offers a USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 for connecting devices.

The Linksys app is also useful for checking on your network no matter where you are and making any needed adjustments. The app also allows you to prioritize certain media if necessary, manage connected storage, and perform other important tasks. The price is also lower than many of the models we picked for this list, making it a good choice for cost savings

Netgear Orbi Pro AC3000

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The Orbi Pro is a mesh system router designed to cover particularly large spaces – think warehouses, factories, farms, docks, larger restaurants, and other areas that may benefit from satellite routers. However, just one will cover up to 2,500 square feet, which may be enough for you! The tri-band router also comes with the latest technology, including MU-MIMO, plus the ability to manage up to 40 mobile connections with ease.

The model offers high speeds, up to 3Gbps, which positions it well for future Wi-Fi improvements. It also has preset traffic separation, creating three different, customizable networks for guests, employees and owners, which is great for small business data management. Note that you can choose outdoor models as well if you need weather protection—plus models specifically designed for ceiling attachment if necessary.

Synology RT2600ac

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This dual-band Synology router does a little bit of everything. It offers MU-MIMO security threat detection, smart connections based on mobile device range, traffic monitoring…and that's just the beginning. You can customize it to turn into a private cloud server and synchronize files across devices, or use add-ons to expand router capabilities and share media more easily.

You also get VPN Plus that allows you to use the router as a VPN server for additional protection. If you want a router that does more than just sit there, and you need some extra data management capabilities for your business, check out this model.

Netgear Nighthawk X10

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The Nighthawk line is filled with powerful routers, but this tri-band model is particularly suitable for businesses, sporting AD7200 wireless speeds and covering up to 2,500 square feet. The X10 comes with six 1G Ethernet ports, two USB ports, and a powerful 10 SFP+ connection.

All in all, it can handle up to 45 devices without trouble, and includes MU-MIMO tech, beamforming, and even voice controls via Alexa if you want.

Ubiquiti EdgeRouter ERLite-3

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More technical businesses may want a little more control over their wireless network than the average router provides. For businesses with more demanding IT requirements, this Ubiquiti router is designed just for you. It comes equipped with all the administrative and customization tools that you could want, including the ability to create your own configurations on the command line level.

It's a great choice for those who like to tinker, or tech startups that have a lot of specific requirements for their wireless networks. However, it doesn't quite reach the speed of some of the other models on our list.

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The 5 best states for doing business are all in this region - Fox Business

Posted: 10 Sep 2019 05:55 PM PDT

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If you want to start a business, the South might just be the place to go, according to a recent report.

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Area Development Magazine ranked Georgia as number one on its list of "Top States for Doing Business." The Peach State was followed by Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama and North Carolina, to make up the top five.

However, not all the states on the outlet's full list of the 20 best states were in the South. Lower on the list included New York (18), Michigan (19) and Indiana (tied with Virginia at 10).

The magazine surveyed business consultants to find the results, asking the experts to name which states were the best places to do business based on 12 categories.

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Among the categories included:  overall cost of doing business, business incentives programs, cooperative and responsive state government, speed of permitting and most improved economic development policies.

For each category, the states were ranked based on the number of mentions by experts. For the overall list, each state was ranked based on the number of mentions it got across all 12 categories, the magazine said.

The top five states for doing business, according to Area Development Magazine are Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama and North Carolina, in order.

Georgia was the top state for the sixth year in a row, according to the magazine, with the following five states also making repeat appearances on the shortlist.

There are concerns that a recession is near, Juanita Duggan, the president of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), told FOX Business' Charles Payne on Tuesday that business conditions are actually quite good.

"There was an increase in profits, there was an increase in sales and there was increased job creation, but in spite of that, the optimism index dropped 1.6 points and, importantly, the uncertainty index rose by 4 points," Duggan said. "So, you see something that is not in lock-step. Current operations are great, small business economy is still on fire, but the confidence is starting to crack."

"You can certainly create a false reality, but just because you hear something a lot doesn't make it true," Duggan added. "The small business economy is still on fire, even though the optimism index fell by 1.6, it's still in very, very high territory historically."

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To see which states are the best for doing business, here's Area Development's list of "Top States for Doing Business."

1. Georgia

2. Tennessee

3. South Carolina

4. Alabama

5. North Carolina

6. Texas

7. Mississippi

8. Louisiana

9. Ohio

10. (Tied) Indiana

10. (Tied) Virginia

12. (Tied) Kentucky

12. (Tied) Florida

14. Arkansas

15. Oklahoma

16. Arizona

17. Iowa

18. New York

19. Michigan

20. Missouri

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