A router offers great possibilities of customization. Many devices have custom firmware that allows us to configure up to the smallest detail of the device that opens us access to Internet gates.
Among the most important uses, we can see how easily create WiFi networks for guests, share files via the USB port, use the Asus AiCloud application to manage the router from our mobile phone, even when we are away from home. They also explain to us which channel widths are most suitable for assigning to 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi connections, as well as to investigate which channel offers the best coverage. It is also possible to configure the router to expel us from the WiFi network if the coverage goes down, so that the mobile automatically connects to the other WiFi network available in the home with a higher coverage.
Connecting a USB Storage Unit
Most current routers include a USB connection that allows them to connect different peripherals. Over all of them, an external storage unit is the one that we can get more out of. Doing this with our D-link router is very simple. Thanks to its support DLNA we only have to connect and in the file explorer of our operating system will appear the unit. If not, you can map it to make it available.
From now on, we can load the content from any device compatible with DLNA. This is an important and useful improvement because from a TV Smart TV, computers, smartphones or tablets we can access files.
Connecting a Printer
Like a storage unit, we can also connect a USB printer. Thanks to this, we will be able to print remotely without having to walk connecting cables to our computer. Also, much more interesting is the ability to print from our smartphone.
Modifying DNS Servers
The DNS used by ISP’s are selected with weighty reasons. They seek to offer the best services to their users because, as we have seen, these are more than a simple directory that associates a name with an IP address.
In spite of this, there are always cases in which we are interested in changing these DNS servers. Doing this is relatively easy, it only requires entering the configuration of the router if we want to do it in a generic way for any connected device or to the options of each device if we want something punctual. In one way or another it is always interesting.