Wireless Routers for Kindle Fire
Which wireless router for Kindle E reader, Kindle fire (HD), Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ family providing best performance?
Kindle fire becomes one alternative tablet computers that sold at a cheaper price with good features not less than the iPad which is more expensive. Originally launched by the Amazon Kindle device is designed as E reader only, but along with the development Amazon released Kindle Fire to compete in the tablet computer market together with iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab and still more.
One of iPad connections to the global internet is using a Wireless connection to your home wifi network. All of the Kindle devices come with built-in dual band Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) adapter to connect to an existing wifi network and then connect to the internet.
To build a home wifi network to support your Kindle devices, which wireless router for Kindle can deliver a good performance?
Kindle built-in Wifi
Almost all Kinlde tablets come with built-in wifi adapter to get connected to the internet via existing wifi network both Kindle e-reader and Kindle Fire family. All Kindle E-reader comes built-in single band Wifi adapter as well as first generation Kindle Fire.
However, Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ comes with dual band wireless N adapter which is more robust in connecting to your existing dual band wifi network. It means that your router for iPad should also be dual band. And, the new generation of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 comes with new generation of 5G wifi technology (wireless AC / 802.11ac) standard.
Benchmark released by Amazon also shows download performance of the dual band wifi from the Kindle Fire HD is much better than the performance provided by third-generation iPad. The following chart is Wifi performance comparison between Kindle and iPad 3.
You can see in the graph that the download performance of Kindle Fire HD with dual band is 40% faster than the iPad 3. This means that your router for Kindle must support dual band high performance in order to provide the best experience with your Kindle.
Best wireless router for Kindle
To select the best wireless router for your Kindle so your benchmark should be the latest generation of Kindle, the Kindle HD. It means the wireless router with dual band support.
Since Kindle is equipped with a variety of HD multimedia features, then your router must also support multimedia streaming with fast response as well.
Here are two affordable routers for Kindle that can provide the best performance for your experience with Kindle. However, if wifi client’s density is higer you may consider new era of mesh home wifi system such as Linksys Velop three band, Orbi by Netgear, Google or Eero mesh home and still more.
For low density wifi clients at home, you may consider one of these affordable wireless AC routers.
This router is one of best routers for Kindle to support multiple wifi clients at homes, small to medium homes. Asus RT-ACRH13 is based on wireless AC1300 network segment delivering speeds of up to 867Mbps @5Ghz band and up to 400Mbps @2.4Ghz band. The good thing is that this router has been engineered with Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology for concurrent wifi clients connection, multi tasking data connections to multiple client to eliminate network latency.
- Based on wireless AC1300 network segment
- Speeds of up to 867Mbps @5Ghz and up to 400Mbps @2.4Ghz band
- 4x 5dBi external dual band antennas to improve wifi range
- MU-MIMO technology for multi-tasking clients connection
- Quad Core A7 processor with 128MB RAM and 128 Flash memory
- Gigabit Ports and 1x USB 3.0
Asus RT-ACRH13 is one of best wireless AC1200/AC1300 routers in the market today, ideal for small to medium home size for multiple clients, streaming video and online gaming.
To learn more detials click the following link for more manufacturer’s description, spec and current rating and price.
For clients in your home that are still based on legacy wireless G and wireless N standards, you may still use the wireless router that is still based on legacy wireless N standard such as the following D-link DIR-850L.
D-link DIR-850L Cloud App Router
Why this D-link 850L router? Because you have more experiences with cloud features this router can support. Besides, this router is based on the latest generation of wifi technology (draft 802.11ac) with gigabit speed. It includes USB port with myDlink shareport that allows you access the storage attached to the port anywhere from the palm of your hand.
With the price under $100 you can taste the future of wifi technology with gigabit speed and cloud apps.
- Based on wireless ac1200 dual band with speeds of up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) + 867Mbps (5GHz), ideal for up to 15 devices
- Gigabit ports 4x LAN and 1x WAN port
- 1x USB 2.0 port with My Dlink Shareport, accessible anywhere with cloud apps feature
- Easy Setup with intelligent browser wizard and Quick Router Setup Mobile app
For small to medium home, with this D-link 850L your wifi environment will be more fun with cloud experiences with your Kindle or any other smart-phones and tablets. To support more devices to connect to the network, you may consider more robust D-link router 868L or D-link 865L AC1700 router.
This is a new generation of the WRT router class legend by Linksys, a new design with new 5G wifi generation of 802.11AC. So far Linksys comes with two models of new WRT Linux-based routers, Linksys WRT-1900AC which is successful so far with high rating and the other one is Linksys WRT-1200AC.
For new generation of Kindle Fire HDX that comes with wireless AC dual band wifi adapter, this new series of Linksys WRT routers will sure meet the best performance. It can deliver total bandwidth of 1200 Mbps that can accommodate all types of your Kindle devices as well as your Android and iOS mobile devices.
- Based on 5G wifi AC1200 Wireless Speed
- Comes with two External high-performance antennas
- Powered by 1.3 GHz dual core processor
- 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports
- USB 3.0 Port
- Combination eSATA/USB 2.0 Port
- Linksys Smart Wi-Fi software with Network Map
With USB 3.0 port you can add high speed USB 3.0 storage for high speed data rate transfer for your multimedia files, and is good for backup disk.
Click this Linksys WRT-1200AC spec details and current price in Amazon.
To support best performance of your Kindle devices, your wireless router should support dual band designed for multimedia environment. Wireless dual band router with cloud app features would be more fun.
You may also consider any model of wireless mesh router such as Linksys Velop Wireless AC1200 vs Google Mesh Wifi System.
Cheers, Ki G