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Top 5 best Wi-Fi routers in India for home and office use


Posted Date: 18-Dec-2012  Last Updated:   Category: Internet & Wifi    
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This article discusses about the top 5 best Wi-Fi routers which let you share your internet connection with your smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. All the wireless routers reviewed here are best and also cheap which fall below Rs.3000 in India. Read on.

Well, Wi-Fi technology has made things more simple and it enables us doing so many things with a single internet connection. For this, all we need is a best Wi-Fi (wireless) router. Nowadays, Wi-Fi routers are the much needed devices because these small portable machines let us share our main internet connection with our other gadgets such as smartphones, tablets etc. There are a lot of routers released in 2012 by leading brands like D-Link, Beetel, Cisco, Netgear, Micromax etc. Anyways when you choose the best W-Fi router, you should first consider it's maximum speed and then consider your other requirements. Now most ones come with microSD card slots, SIM card slots and USB ports that let you share printers and other drives. Anyway, here I am listing the top 5 W-Fi routers with their important features and user ratings. All of these are best in working and are very cheap wireless routers come a with price tag of Rs.1000 - Rs.3000 in India.



1. Cisco Linksys E900 Wireless N300 Router


Price in India - Rs.2100
Key features -

  • Range up to 1400 square feet

  • Speed up to 300 Mbps

  • 2.4 GHz Frequency

  • 4 LAN and 1 WAN ports

  • Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)

  • No antenna


Cisco Linksys E900 Wireless N300 Router

It is one of the most popular Wi-Fi routers for home users. It comes with a decent price tag of Rs.2100 and 2 year domestic term warranty from Cisco. I compared it with Netgear WGR614 and Micromax 400R and found some key advantages among them. First one is, it's speed that is up to 300Mbps. I recommend you to go for a router with 300Mbps rather than choosing 150Mbps as it will not justify it's 802.11N features. This is the main reason why I put it at the No.1 position among the top 10 Wi-Fi routers. The second one is the range it offers which is too more when compared with other ones because this one will have no signal drop within up to 1400 square feet! This device uses the MIMO Antenna Technology which enhances the range with excellent signal strength. It has port forwarding and MAC Address Filtering for better security on your device. It is easy to install on your system with the Cisco setup software and everything will be done within one or two minutes. At Flipkart online store, this Cisco Linksys E900 Wireless N300 Router has got an average rating of 4.7/5 based on a total of 38 ratings given by the buyers. You can go for this one if you are looking for a best home W-Fi router under the budget of Rs.2000.


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2. Netgear WGR614 Wireless N 150 Router


Price in India - Rs.1300
Key features-

  • Range up to 1200 square feets

  • IEEE 802.11 b/g

  • Five 10/100 Ethernet ports

  • 2.4 GHz Frequency

  • Wireless-N Technology

  • Speed up to 150 Mbps


Netgear WGR614 Wireless N 150 Router
It is another tall and handsome Wi-Fi router which looks amazing in white! It is stylish, comfortable, equipped with excellent features and comes with a cheap price tag of Rs.1300 in India. Here you are getting a lot of impressive features at a low cost, that is why Netgear is famous for routers! This Netgear Wireless WGR614 router gives you a maximum speed of 150 Mbps with a frequency band of 2.4 GHz. It offers good signal strength up to the range of 1200 square feet with the innovative Wireless-N technology. The installation is so easy that you can start from running the setup CD. There you can enter your Wi-Fi network name and password on the way and hence it is more secured. One of the best features of Netgear routers, is the security they offer in their devices. This one also gives double firewall protection and it is packed with Denial of Service prevention feature which secures all the gadgets connected in your Wi-Fi network. Another important feature of Netgear Wireless WGR614 that you will love, is the proper use of Service Set Identifier (SSID) to keep hackers away. It will not permit other devices to connect to your network unless the device uses the same SSID. At Flipkart online shopping store, this router has got an average rating of 4.6/10 based on a total of 494 ratings so far. It is ideal for home and office use, so that you can go ahead without thinking twice.

Buy from Amazon: Netgear WGR 614 Wireless N-150 Router

3. TP Link TL-WR740N 150Mbps Wireless N Router


Price in India - Rs.1000
Key features-

  • Range up to 1100 square feet

  • Five 10/100 Ethernet ports

  • 2.4 - 2.4835 GHz Frequency

  • SSID Support

  • Speed up to 150 Mbps

  • 3 years domestic term warranty


TP Link TL-WR740N 150Mbps Wireless N Router

It is one of the cheapest TP Link Wi-Fi routers in India which comes with a too lower price tag of Rs.1000. Even though it is too cheap, it is too smart in working too. Offering up to 150Mbps speed with five Ethernet ports include 4 LAN and 1 WAN. It is awesome in design with a 5dBi antenna that delivers range up to 1100 square feets. It works on a frequency of 2.4 - 2.4835 GHz and having more security encryptions include 128-bit WEP, 152-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK and more. This TP Link TL-WR740N has more better security features such as DHCP Client List and Address Reservation as in other popular routers. It's firewall contains Denial of Service prevention (DoS) feature, SPI, NAT, IP Address Filter, MAC Address Filter, Domain Filter, IP and MAC Address Binding. Another good thing is it comes with 3 years of manufacturer warranty so that you can buy with more confidence. At Flipkart, this device has got 4.6 average rating based on 379 ratings so far. Go for it if you are looking for the best and cheapest Wi-Fi router in India.

Buy: TP-Link TL-WR740N Wireless Router

4. D-Link DSL-2750U Wireless N ADSL2+ 4-Port Wi-Fi Router


Price in India - Rs.2200
Key features-

  • Range up to 1200 square feets

  • Speed up to 300 Mbps

  • Five 10/100 Ethernet ports

  • USB port

  • 2.4 - 2.484 GHz Frequency

  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n

  • 3 years domestic term warranty


D-Link DSL-2750U Wireless N ADSL2+ 4-Port Wi-Fi Router
D-Link is, as you know, one of the biggest brands for routers and modems. Their brand value and popularity is enough for buying their products. They have released a series of top wireless routers in 2012 and this one, DSL-2750U Wireless N ADSL2+ 4-Port Wi-Fi Router, become a spectacular one equipped with lot more impressive features to deliver stunning performance. One of the catchy features of this ADSL wireless router is the USB 2.0 port which is an additional connectivity option for the users. You can attach printers, hard drives and other USB devices like 3G dongle on this port which gives a data rate of 2.5Mbps. This router offers up to 300Mbps speed with IEEE 802.11b/g/n and 2.484 Ghz frequency. It is packed with 5 ethernet ports, that is 4 LAN and 1 WAN ports. D-Link gives much more importance in giving better security for their devices and that is the reason for why thier products are having higher security features with a strong firewall protection. This device has 64/128 bit WEP, WPA, WPA2 and WPS security encryption with Stateful Packet Inspection and Denial-of-service attack prevention. All of these prevents hacker-logging and provides higher security for your Wi-Fi network. This router has got an average rating of 4.4 based on 373 ratings so far, given by the buyers. Having an affordable price tag of Rs.2200, this would be one of the best Wi-Fi routers for both of your home and office.

Buy from Amazon: D-Link DSL-2750U Wireless N ADSL2+ 4-Port Wi-Fi Router (Black)

5. Micromax MMX 400R MiFi Pocket Router


Price in India - Rs.2300
Key features-

  • Range up to 10 Meters

  • Multi Device Capability

  • Five devices can be connected

  • MicroSD and SIM card slots

  • HSDPA Speed up to 7.2 Mbps


Micromax MMX 400R MiFi Pocket Router
It is a pocket router from Micromax and they named it as Mi-Fi. It would be the right choice if you are a student or office worker who want to keep the router always in hands. Or you can hold it while travelling and have internet connected with your other gadgets. It gives good browsing and downloading experience with 85.6 Kbps GPRS speed, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA speed and 384 Kbps UMTS (3G) speed. This Wi-Fi router is equipped with a 16GB microSD card slot that lets you access your files on the go. There is also a SIM card slot in which you can put any SIM card and everything will be set up within 30 seconds. It has LED indicators for every processes so that you can track what is currently in working. It has good battery backup which lets you use as much as you want while outdoor. This one has got an average rating of 4.2 at the Flipkart store based on a total of 107 ratings. Having a price tag of just Rs.2300, it is definitely a budget friendly pocket router which weighs just 60g to carry everywhere you go!



Conclusion: which is the best Wireless Router in the market?


So, there you are! The above explained routers are the best, according to the ratings and reviews given by the buyers. Choose any one of them by considering your needs and budget. If you need higher speed, go for Cisco Linksys E900 Wireless N300 Router or D-Link DSL-2750U Wireless N ADSL2+ 4-Port Wi-Fi Router, both of which give up to 300 Mbps speed. Or if you need a budget-friendly pocket router which has a microSD slot to carry your files wherever you go, then choose Micromax MMX 400R MiFi Pocket Router which will be best for you. Now drop your comments and if you bought any of them, feel free to add your review.

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Responses to "Top 5 best Wi-Fi routers in India for home and office use"
Guest Author: Sudhir Rai     10 Mar 2013
Good info ...Can you tell me whts the best for my home PC lappy and mobile devices..I have desktop with no wifi but lappy has..I use 3g dongles for internet.I purchased one cisco wireless adapter AE2400 for free wifi but now its lying idle as I thot PC may become wifi hotspot using 3g dongle as my connection..I want to use one 3g connection for all. I also have huawei E355 wifi dongle but its range is less doesnt connect if in another room.


Guest Author: Aparna     05 Sep 2013
I have a D-link DSL router being used with an ADSL splitter. Despite this, Internet gets disconnected when I make phone calls or answer incoming phone calls. Definitely some problem with the modem as this issue is rectified when I go for another modem. But I want to use DLink router + modem as it gives awesome speed and signal strength.
Looking for help. Is this an issue with all the D-link modems or is this an issue just with mine.



Guest Author: danica     09 Sep 2013
Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts on this matter. It was really useful to have routers at home or in business since several users can access the web. Industrial mobile router can also be a great choice for the consumers.


Guest Author: Abhi     12 Feb 2014
I think Belkin is a Good Wifi modem and Router. It must come in 2nd place.Thanks for other informations


Guest Author: Abhi     12 Feb 2014
Aparna

Your problem may be due to the splitter fault. Change the splitter and use with D-Link modem router.



Guest Author: PRACHUR MALHOTRA     11 Mar 2014
Please specify if all these routers compatible with BB Z10 as I have Dlink DIR 505 but cant connect with the router as. As I connect my device with the router the router crashes. Please advice as this is my major concern before going for the new router.


Guest Author: Harjot singh     17 Mar 2014
I need to connect a laptop and two Android phones with a router. I am currently using a Tata Photon 3G stick. I want router range of approximately 900sq. ft.


Guest Author: Mohan rai     12 Apr 2014
Do I need only a router for Wi-Fi or I need to buy a connection for it ?


Guest Author: NIKU     18 Apr 2014
Please go for Binatone WR1500N/WR3000N as it is cheap and the best. This is a awesome product with no complaints for 2 years surely one of the best.


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