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How to Turn a $60 Router to a $600 Router

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
A router is a device that forwards packets of data between computer networks. Think of it as the post box that you drop your letters into or retrieve your post from! They perform the directing functions on the Internet.
The main difference between a $60 and $600 router is its signal allocation of bandwidth. It can be done on a $60 router by using a Tomato firmware.
Precautions before upgrading and Tomato Firmware
Tomato boosts signal and increases  quality of allocation of bandwidth which helps in connecting and networking with other people in a secure manner.
There is a lot of similarity between Tomato and DD-WRT, but I will use Tomato as it provides  better service and is easier to use. The DD-WRT and Tomato would transform the router and improve its condition from the router we began with.
Difference between Tomato and DD-WRT
Using Tomato Firmware you can now block IP Addresses, set hours to operate, block websites and clear traffic, setup a wireless repeater, configure a VPN, boost Wi-Fi signal. A $60 router is not enough in today's era as even homes are becoming smart, and they need internet connectivity to operate.
If you want to avoid the hassle of installing a firmware onto your router then you can avoid all of this by sticking with your $60 router and use half the services provided by the $600 router.
Here is a quick guide that enables you to open the router panel and configure it to your heart’s desire.
However most $60 routers come with a gigabit of speed that is more than enough to cater to needs of most people. There are already multiple apps that help in most of the services provided that are subscription based for example, a VPN.
The $600 router provides services that most people do not require and would be a waste of money and time.

 Ezio Montoya

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