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Mar 12, 2024
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Say goodbye to connectivity frustrations with the right WiFi router based on the size of your home

In the dynamic landscape of digital connectivity, your WiFi router is the unsung hero powering your online experiences. Streaming movies, conquering virtual battlefields, attending virtual meetings—it all starts with the right router. But in a market flooded with options, how do you pick the one that will truly elevate your connection game? In this article, we demystify the world of routers and provide you with the knowledge to select the perfect router for your home.


What are WiFi Routers and How to Choose One for Your Home?

WiFi routers are devices that enable wireless communication between your electronic devices and the internet. They serve as the central hub of a home or office network, facilitating the distribution of internet access to various devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, smart TVs, and more. Here are some key things to look out for while choosing a router for your home.


Router Placement:

Identifying a central spot in your home for router placement is of paramount importance. Place the router as close to the centre of your home as possible. This helps distribute the Wi-Fi signal more evenly to different areas of your house. Keep the router away from physical obstacles, such as walls, furniture, and electronic appliances, which can absorb or block Wi-Fi signals.


Security Features:

Always choose routers with robust security features, including WPA3 encryption, firewall capabilities, and firmware updates. WPA3 is the latest and most secure Wi-Fi encryption standard. It provides enhanced protection against brute-force attacks and improves overall security compared to its predecessors. It is particularly useful to have VPN support on the router that allows you to encrypt your internet connection for enhanced privacy and security.

Coverage Area:

Evaluate the size of your home. Coverage area is a critical consideration when choosing a WiFi router, as it determines how far the wireless signal can reach and maintain a reliable connection. If you have a large home or multiple floors, consider a mesh WiFi system.


Internet Speed and Wireless Standard:

Determine the speed of your internet plan. This will help you choose a router that can handle the maximum speed provided by your internet service provider. Always choose a router that supports the latest Wifi standards. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is the latest standard, providing improved speed, efficiency, and better performance in crowded networks.

Choose routers with robust security features - Beautiful Homes

Choose routers with robust security features.

Frequency Bands:

Dual-band routers operate on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. Tri-band routers add an additional 5GHz band; tri-band routers are beneficial for homes with many connected devices. A dual-band router is often sufficient for average users in smaller spaces, while a tri-band router is beneficial for larger homes and offices. Assess your specific needs and the characteristics of your living space to determine which type of router is the best fit for you.


How to Choose a Router Based on the Size of Your Home

Selecting the right router for your house involves considering the size, layout, and specific needs of your home network. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you choose a router based on the size of your house:

D-Link DIR 615 - Beautiful Homes

D-Link DIR 615.

Small Apartments/Single Room:

For small spaces you generally don't need an overly powerful router. A router comprising a single band or basic dual band configuration can provide versatility and performance. A router with speeds ranging from 300 Mbps to 1200 Mbps should be adequate for most basic internet activities. Since the coverage area is limited, you can opt for budget-friendly routers without sacrificing much on performance.


The best way to conceal the router in a small space is by incorporating it with furniture, such as a cabinet or side table or near planters. Make sure there is adequate space for ventilation. We recommend the TP Link N300 or D-Link DIR 615. The DIR-615 supports the latest wireless security features to help prevent unauthorised access, be it from over a wireless network or from the Internet.

Medium Size Homes (2-3 bedrooms):

An average home of this size generally requires a router that provides good coverage throughout the space, handles multiple devices simultaneously, and offers moderate to high-speed capabilities. Look for a dual band router preferably providing ample performance and stability. Speeds in the range of 1200 to 2400 Mbps will provide sufficient bandwidth.


The ideal way to conceal a router in a medium size home is by placing it at the TV unit cabinet along with other devices. This ensures a central point for all your devices and helps with cable management as well. Positioning it in the living room provides an optimal position for signal travel. We recommend the TP Link Archer AC 1200. Its four external antennas send Wi-Fi signals to every corner of your home.

TP Link Archer AC 1200 - Beautiful Homes

TP Link Archer AC 1200.

Netgear Orbi Mesh Wifi system - Beautiful Homes

Netgear Orbi Mesh Wifi system.

Large Homes (4 or more rooms, multiple floors):

Essentially for a large home you will need to understand the layout and the dead zones in the house. Once that is established it is recommended to get routers consisting of tri-band frequencies which provide extended range and performance. In large homes a mesh Wi-Fi system is highly recommended. Mesh systems consist of a main router and satellite nodes that work together to create a seamless, unified network, eliminating dead zones and providing consistent coverage.

In large homes the trick to place your mesh system is to place your router centrally either in an atrium, hallway or near the staircase. This helps the signal to be distributed evenly. Identify the dead zones and add the additional nodes in areas with weak signals. We recommend the Netgear Orbi Mesh Wifi system.



In the symphony of technology, the router becomes the conductor, orchestrating a harmonious flow of data. Whether nestled in the cosy embrace of a small apartment or spanning the vast corridors of a multi-story mansion, the router's role remains pivotal. A Wi-Fi router is not just a conduit of connectivity; it is the weaver of stories, the bridge to knowledge, and the silent companion in the modern adventure of your connected life. 

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