Great Wi-Fi Routers for Your Smart Home - dummies

Great Wi-Fi Routers for Your Smart Home

By Dwight Spivey

Part of Home Automation For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Smart home automation wouldn’t be very smart without one thing: a Wi-Fi network in your home. A Wi-Fi network is essential so that you can interact with your smart home devices while you’re actually away from home, and some of them may only work with Wi-Fi, as opposed to one or more of the other home automation communication protocols.

If you are somewhat tapped in to the digital lifestyle, you probably already have a Wi-Fi system in your home. Your Internet service provider may have given you a wireless router to use with its service. If so, there’s a very good chance the router will work just fine with your home automation devices, so you may want to stick with it.

However, if you’re looking to upgrade your Wi-Fi system or purchase your first one, you might want to review the following devices (listed in no particular order).