What is the best router for my tablet?
We're often asked what is the best router for an Android tablet or iPad? Here's our answer:
The key feature of your slate or tablet is its instant-on speed of use and mobility around your home, so you need a router that supports this. You'll want a wireless router; and for maximum range, speed and signal strength, it should be a wireless N or wireless AC router.
If you live in a built-up residential area with lots of wireless networks, you may want to pay a little more and go for a dualband wireless N router, as this can help deal with interference from other routers if your tablet supports dualband.
It is not worth buying a wireless AC router unless you know for certain that your tablet supports this newer standard. Many common tablets, such as Microsoft Surface, Google Nexus 7, Nexus 10, iPad4, iPad mini, Galaxy Tab 2, etc only support Wireless N.
Our wireless router wizard will find the best matched routers for you and your tablet.