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5 Budget Routers for Small Business

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As a small business, you need to make sure your IT Network is working seamlessly without any disruptions. Small Business needs to upgrade their network infrastructure to a level that it is secure and works without any breakdown. A router is a first level of Network layer device that manages  your network.(make or break your entire network). As a responsible Small Business Owner or IT pro, you need to make sure it provides optimum performance without ruining your budget. Here is present a list of 5 Business Call Routers within your budget.
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TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router
P-LINK’s Archer C7 comes with the next generation Wi-Fi standard – 802.11ac and comes with following security features:
Security Features:

  • VPN Pass-Through (PPTP, L2TP, IPSec)
  • Access Control
  • Parental Control
  • DoS
  • SPI
  • IP Address Filter
  • MAC Address Filter
  • Domain Filter
  • IP and MAC Address Binding
  • PPPoE
  • DMZ

Other features:
Guest Network Access provides secure Wi-Fi access for guests sharing your home or office network.
Supports IPv6

  • DHCP
  • Remote Management

Price Range: $99-$120
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TRENDnet TEW-812DRU IEEE 802.11ac Wireless Router
TRENDnet’s AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router, (TEW-812DRU), is a concurrent dual band router ideal for Small business users with 2-10 user base. This Dual Band wireless router comes Pre-encrypted for your business security and has all Gigabit wired ports for faster access. The router comes with following security features:
Security Features:

  • IPsec
  • PPTP
  • L2TP
  • NAT
  • SPI
  • DMZ
  • MAC Filters
  • IP Filters
  • URL Filter


  • DHCP
  • Web-based Management

Price Range: $145-$185
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Cisco RV130W IEEE 802.11n Ethernet Wireless Router
Cisco Multifunction RV130W
If you are looking for secure remote network access, the Cisco RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router is a perfect base model  which is an easy-to-use, flexible, high-performance device well suited for small businesses.  It delivers highly secure, broadband, wired and wireless connectivity to small offices and remote employees. It can also be used either as a standalone wireless router, access point, bridge or repeater for flexible deployments, offering investment protection as your business needs evolve.
Security Features:

  • IPsec
  • DoS
  • SPI
  • PPPoE
  • PPTP
  • L2TP
  • DNS
  • NAT
  • PAT
  • DMZ
  • ALG
  • IEEE 802.1X
  • MAC Filtering
  • URL Blocking
  • MD5 Authentication
  • SHA1 Authentication

Other features:

  • IP Security (IPsec) site-to-site VPN helps enables secure connectivity for remote employees and multiple offices
  • Strong security: Proven stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall and hardware encryption
  • Support for separate virtual networks and wireless guest access

Price Range: $155-$195
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Cisco Small Business RV082
The RV082 VPN Router supports up to eight wired and 100 off-site connections. It allows users to connect into your network with secure access to your files and intranet. The RV082 comes with dual Internet ports that can serve as a failsafe system for 24/7 network uptime or as a secondary connection to a separate Internet provider. Whether it’s used for backup or speed boosting, the router’s networking hardware will keep bottlenecks away from your network, period.
Salient Features:

  • Up to five users connecting via a Point-to-Point Tunneling protocol
  • Separate Quality of Service (QoS) configurations for each of the RV082’s individual LAN ports
  • An advanced SPI firewall

Security Features:
Firewall protection, switching, DMZ port, routing, NAT support, VPN support, PAT support, load balancing, VLAN support, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), content filtering, IPv6 support, Quality of Service (QoS)
Price Range: $320-$420
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Netgear ProSafe SRX5308 Quad WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall
This is a flagship model of the Netgear ProSafe firewall family. The Netgear SRX5308 is ideal small business Router  demanding business networks. The SRX5308 features a hardware-accelerated data flow architecture that allows for 1 Gbps of stateful firewall throughput. This powerful VPN router is a high-performance, SNMP-manageable, network solution that furnishes multidimensional security including denial-of-service (DoS) protection, stateful packet inspection (SPI), URL keyword filtering, configurable hardware DMZ port, logging, reporting, and real-time alerts. QoS, WAN traffic metering, and bandwidth profiling gives you granular bandwidth management capabilities.
Security Features:
Firewall Protection:   Denial of Service (DoS)
Firewall Protection:   Java and ActiveX Blocking
Firewall Protection:   MAC Address Filtering
Firewall Protection:   Port & Site Blocking
Firewall Protection:   Port Scan Detection
Firewall Protection:   Proxy Blocking
Firewall Protection:   UDP Flood
Firewall Protection:   URL Filtering
Firewall Protection:   Web Content Filtering
Firewall Protection:   Cookie Blocking
Firewall Protection:   Keyword Filtering
Firewall Protection:   Stateful Packet Filtering
Firewall Protection:   TCP SYN Flood
Encryption Standard:   AES (128-bit)
Encryption Standard:   AES (192-bit)
Encryption Standard:   DES
Encryption Standard:   3DES (168-bit)
Encryption Standard:   AES (256-bit)
Encryption Standard:   ARC4
Encryption Standard:   MD5
Encryption Standard:   RSA
Encryption Standard:   SHA-1
Features:   IPSec NAT Traversal
Features:   NAT
Features:   PAT
Salient Features:

  • LAN-to-WAN throughput
  • Dos attack protection
  • Block TCP/UDP packet floods
  • Port/service blocking
  • Hardware DMZ port
  • Web content filter
  • Allows for secure network segmentation
  • Separate guest traffic from critical production servers
  • IPsec VPN – secure site-to-site tunnels and client-based remote access
  • IKE authentication protects against unauthorized remote access
  • Control end user bandwidth consumption with bandwidth profiles
  • Prioritize traffic with Quality of Service (QoS)
  • WAN traffic metering

Price Range: $480-$585
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