We all rely on the internet to bring us news, entertainment, and even more importantly, to make sure your business is at the forefront of technology. One of the ways that information is brought to us is through the use of routers. TekStop Computer Repair explains the importance of routers for your Prescott home or small business.

How Routers Work
Routers can be likened to a gateway where network connections meet and allow multiple devices to connect to the internet simultaneously.

At your home, you may be using your computer in one room, another family member in a different room is using a laptop, and possibly a third member of your household is playing games on a tablet, all using the same internet connection.
Routers allow all these devices to access the internet through a network. Having a router allows you to connect to the internet wirelessly, and it adds a layer of security to your network.

Placement of your router
The strength of your router determines how far away from your router you can be and still have a strong internet signal. For optimum signal strength, a router should be placed in a central location of your home or business rather than at one end or the other. Thick walls could potentially obstruct the signal, so it is best to place it where the signal will be unobstructed.

TekStop Computer Repair can help you select the right router for your needs. We can set up the network for your home or business, and keep you on the cutting edge of technology. If you have any questions about routers and what will work best in your Prescott home or business, call TekStop Computer Repair at 928-583-4454.