Today we are going to roundup the Best wifi router for indian home use, keeping under your budget and maintaining optimal performance and security. We had decided to cover the WiFi router which are available under Rs. 2000 INR (~ $30 US Dollars) and the routers also developer friendly for easy hacks and custom firmware availability.
- There might be some WiFi Routers which available in under Rs. 1000 INR ( $15 US Dollars or something like $20 US Dollars ) at online stores as Amazon or Flipkart, etc. but I’m not going to cover all of those…
- I will be covering/reviewing only those WiFi Routers which promises good connectivity and security with a decent price. These Wifi Routers are also developers friendly, which means you can upgrade your WiFi Router firmware to custom firmware like OpenWRT / DD-WRT.
- Upgrading WiFi Router stock firmware to OpenWRT firmware / DD-WRT firmware will cancel your WiFi Router warranty.
- Before flushing or altering your router firmware / configuration make sure double checked the Hardware version on Wifi Router.
Best 150Mbps OpenWRT / DD-WRT supported WiFi Router for Indian’s
Asus RT-N10U 150Mbps Wireless-N Router ( supports DD-WRT firmware )
Asus is one of the leading provider of Networking electronical products, most of the Asus Wifi Routers are very expensive, these WiFI router give value of money, delivering high security and performance. RT-N10U provides Powerful and Wide Coverage. Featuring the 5dBi high-gain antenna, the RT-N10U provides a boosted signal to ensure extended wireless networking range.
Create a high-speed wireless network for your home using the D–link Wireless N 150 router. D-Link DIR-600M Wireless N150 Home Router is decent router for home use. Based on Wireless N technology with a single antenna, the DIR-600 achieves wireless speeds of up to 150 Mbps and extended coverage with virtually no dead spots1. It is compatible with newer Wireless N and widespread Wireless G technologies and is ideal for email, web browsing and file sharing in the home. It also comes with a 4-port 10/100Base-TX Ethernet switch to connect multiple wired devices such as computers, media players and game consoles.
TP-LINK TL-WR740N is a combined wired/wireless network connection device integrated with internet-sharing router and 4-port switch. The wireless N Router is 802.11b&g compatible based on 802.11n technology and gives you 802.11n performance up to 150Mbps at an even more affordable price. Bordering on 11n and surpassing 11g speed enables high bandwidth consuming applications like video streaming to be more fluid. You can enjoy a high quality experience when video streaming, VoIP, or online gaming wirelessly, with traditional g products was never very practical, from anywhere in your entire home.
TL-WR740N is a high speed solution that compatibles with IEEE 802.11b/g/n. Based on N technology, TL-W740N gives you 802.11n performance up to 150 Mbps at an even more affordable price, 9X the speed and 4x the range of traditional 11g products.Bordering on conventional 11N and surpassing 11G performance enabling high bandwidth-consuming application, such as video streaming, using VoIP, or online gaming, wirelessly which, with traditional g products was never very practical, from anywhere in your entire home. Enjoy N Power, G Price!
|Firewall||NAT and SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection), Intrusion Detection Including Logging||Network Address Translation (NAT)||DoS, SPI, NAT, IP Address Filter, MAC Address Filter, Domain Filter, IP and MAC Address Binding|
|Encryption||TKIP, 64-bit WEP, AES, 128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2||WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access), WPA||128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, 152-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK|
|Other Security Features||Logging: Dropped Packet, Security Event, Syslog, Filtering: Port, IP Packet, URL Keyword, MAC Address||Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)||Server, Client, DHCP Client List, Address Reservation|
|Wireless Speed||150 Mbps||150 Mbps||150 Mbps|
|LAN/WAN||10/100 BaseT||10/100 BaseT||10/100 BaseT|
|Frequency||2.4G – 2.4835 GHz||2.4G – 2.4835 GHz||2.4G – 2.4835 GHz|
|Number of LAN ports||4||4||4|
|Number of USB Ports||1||No||No|
|Antennae Capacity||5 dBi Detachable Antenna||5 dBi Detachable Antenna||5 dBi Detachable Antenna|
|Number of WAN ports||1||1||1|
|Antenna||1 External||1 External||1 External|
|VPN||IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through||PPP with PAP / CHAP||PPTP, L2TP, IPSec (ESP Head)|
|SSID Support||Multiple SSID||–||Multiple SSID|
|Other Features||Universal Repeater, DNS Proxy, DMZ, UPnP, DHCP, DDNS, Web-based GUI Configuration, Diagnostics, Configuration Backup and Restore, Log and Trace Function, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, 8MB Flash Memory, 32MB RAM||Repeater Mode, Minimum System Requirements: Network Interface Card, Cable or DSL Modem, Subscription with An Internet Service Provider, Protecting Network from Local and Remote Intrusions, Latest Wireless N Technology, Fast and Reliable Home Network||DHCP Client List, Address Reservation, Quality of Service – WMM, Bandwidth Control, Port Forwarding – Virtual Server, Port Triggering, UPnP, DMZ, Dynamic DNS – DynDns, Comexe, NO-IP, Access Control – Parental Control, Local Management Control, Host List, Access Schedule, Rule Management, Management – Access Control, Local Management, Remote Management|
|~ Rs. 1,878||~ Rs. 975||~ Rs. 849|
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Best 300Mbps OpenWRT / DD-WRT supported WiFi Router for Indian’s
|Firewall||DoS, SPI, IP Address Filter, MAC Address Filter, Domain Filter, IP and MAC Address Binding|
|Encryption||128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, 152-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK|
|Other Security Features||Server, Client, DHCP Client List, Address Reservation, Parental Control|
|Wireless Speed||300 Mbps|
|Frequency||2.4 – 2.4835 GHz|
|Number of LAN ports||4|
|Number of USB Ports||No|
|Antennae Capacity||5 dBi Detachable Antenna|
|Number of WAN ports||1|
|IEEE 802.11 PROTOCOLS|
|VPN||PPTP, L2TP, IPSec (ESP Head)|
|Other Features||Wireless Functions: Enable/Disable Wireless Radio, WDS Bridge, WMM, Wireless Statistics, Access Control: Local Management Control, Host List, Access Schedule, Rule Management|
|PRICE & BUY ONLINE|
|India shipping||~ Rs. 1150 on Flipkart|
|International shipping||~ USD $19.68 on Amazon.com|
300Mbps Wireless N Router TL-WR841N is a combined wired/wireless network connection device designed specifically for small business and home office networking requirements. TL-WR841N’s exceptional and advanced wireless performance make it ideal for streaming HD video, making VoIP and online gaming. Also, WPS button on the sleek and fashionable exterior ensures WPA2 encryptions, preventing the network from outside intrusions. Complying with the IEEE 802.11n standard, TL-WR841N can establish a wireless network and get up to 15X the speed and 5X the range of conventional 11g products. Also, with transmission rates up to 300Mbps.
It shows more excellent abilities of mitigating data loss over long distances and through obstacles in a small office or a large apartment, even in a steel-and-concrete building. Above all, you could easily pick up the wireless network during long-distance connection where legacy 11g products may not! Which also means, the router has the speed to work smoothly with almost any bandwidth intensive application including VoIP, HD streaming, or online gaming, without the lag.
The above WiFi Routers are very good and delivery what they had premised without any exceptions. I’m personally using (2) x TP-LINK WR841N WiFi Router, One of it i bought earlier this year and another one a few weeks ago… WR841N is an excellent 300Mbps Wireless N Router which supports both custom firmwares ( aka OpenWRT firmware and DD-WRT firmware. ) WR841N WiFi Router offers pretty good features but Universal Repeater was missing on specifications. So I had upgrade to custom firmware. I dont care about warranty so I flushed both my WiFi Routers to unlock the full hardware capabilities (like TX Power and Repeater). I use OpenWRT on WR841N WiFi Router as my primary and DD-WRT on WR841N WiFi Router as my secondary router. My secondary Router is connected to primary via WiFi and it is used as a Universal Repeater (Rebroadcasts through WiFi and LAN).