By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
Consumers have become accustomed to constant internet access, no matter where they are, without being tethered to a wall. With the range of wireless routers available today, setting up a home wireless network is fairly easy and inexpensive. After analyzing features and consulting expert and consumer reviews, Cheapism has singled out three reliable routers that can be had for less than $50.Read our top three wireless router recommendations and decide for yourself.
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- The Linksys E1200 (starting at $44) is one of the more basic routers the company offers. The signal reaches about 175 feet, according to one expert review, and connects to 802.11b/g/n devices. The letters represent wireless standards overseen by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Wireless-n is the latest and fastest to be ratified by the IEEE, with a maximum transfer speed of 300 megabits per second. In real-life testing, this router managed approximate speeds of 36 to 54 Mbps. The ease of