A router is one of those items that many people don’t care about until it’s broken. But, you should care! If you want the best WiFi router bang for your buck, look no further. The Kasda KA1200 (1200 Mbps) is just one of several competitive WiFi router offerings from Kasda, including a powerful 1900 Mbps version. Still, the KA1200 “little brother” has all the cutting-edge features that an average family could need.
For over 10 years, Kasda has been developing home network solutions. Not as long as some more well-known brands, but long enough to know what they’re doing. Installing the KA1200 was relatively quick and easy. Also, it is so much more attractive than similar routers with antennas protruding every which way. It is 6″ tall, has a glossy black finish (as you can tell by the reflection of my living room) and sharp modern angles. Also, cool blue LEDs let you know the status of its various connections.
JUST THE FACTS MA’AM
It is so much more attractive than similar routers with antennas protruding every which way.
I’m not an expert, but from my research on the topic of range, the higher frequency bands are “supposed” to be shorter distance while delivering faster speeds. Contrary to that, I experienced superior range on the 5GHz band. So, if the 5GHz band goes farther and faster, why use the 2.4GHz band at all? Again, my tests weren’t scientific, I’m just telling you what I’ve experienced.
If you have a need for wired connections, the KA1200 does not dissapoint! It offers four Gigabit ethernet ports, and both a USB 2.0 port and a USB 3.0 port. In my tests the wired connections provided speeds fairly close if not slightly exceeding the 5GHz wireless frequency band (~80Mbps on a connection rated at 75Mbps). Perfect for a Roku or a Raspberry Pi!
The Kasda routers are more than just an affordable wireless internet solution. They also include some family controls. Granted, the parental filters and monitoring are a far cry from the KoalaSafe WiFi router, but Kasda’s controls are a lot better than nothing. They allow you to set up a separate network for you children with a separate password. You can establish time frames for internet access, block specific sites or keywords, and more.
Also, for tech-free family time, there is a convenient and easily accessible on/off switch on the router itself. Don’t worry. If you flip the on/off switch, your settings and passwords will remain intact.
Most of a WiFi router’s value comes from objective and quantitative specifications. In that regard, the KA1200 checks all the boxes. Ultimately, when you compare the Kasda lineup to WiFi routers with similar specs, Kasda routers are typically less expensive and more attractive. I was thoroughly impressed with the range and speed of the 5GHz frequency band (more so than the 2.4GHz band). But, I still might need to look into a Kasda WiFi range extender so I can cover every last square foot of my house with WiFi goodness. I smell another review cooking…