Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Wireless networks are increasingly being subject to hacking attempts and hackers today have found ways even to crack wired networks through wireless technology. Consequently enterprises must implement the best wireless security standards to safeguard confidential business and personal information

Wireless security manifests in terms of different security standards. The popular ones include Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and its successor WPA 2.

WEP is the oldest and the most insecure as multiple tools have emerged capable of compromising WEP secure wireless networks. WPA2 is the safest and the most dominant security standard of today. However WPA2 is not supported across the older hardware as it requires a firmware upgrade. The firmware encrypts the network with a longer and more secure 256 bit key.

Clearly the best routers which implement effective wireless security support the WPA2 security standard. Check out our list of most secured routers, top rated by some of the best wireless router reviewers around the web.


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Asus RT-AC68U
Apple AirPort Extreme (2013)
Netgear Nighthawk R7000
D-Link DIR-868L
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router
Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station A1521 (ME918LL/A)
Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart WiFi Router
D-Link DIR-868L AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router
Asus DSL-N55U Wireless Router
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Release Date
Sep 2013
Jun 2013
Sep 2013
Apr 2013
Mar 2013
Security
WPA, WEP, WPA2, 802.1x
WPA, 802.1x, WPA2, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, Wireless MAC address filtering, NAT firewall, 802.1X, PEAP, LEAP, TTLS, TLS, FAST, time-based access control
WPA, WEP, WPA2, 802.1x
WPA, WPA2, 802.1x, WPS
WPA, WEP, WPA2, 802.1x, Wireless MAC Address Filtering
Router Functionalities
Firewall, VPN Pass-Thru, DHCP Server, Wireless Access Point
Firewall, Wireless Access Point, DSL Modem
Firewall, VPN Pass-Thru, Wireless Access Point
Firewall, VPN Pass-Thru, Wireless Access Point
Firewall, Wireless Access Point, DSL Modem
Connectivity
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless, Wired
Included Adapter
Power adapter - External
Power adapter - External
Power adapter - External
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.1 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.2 stars

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