If you have a laptop, tablet, PC and mobile connection and you mostly work from home as freelance, than making your broadband connection to Wi Fi will allow you to go on web with each of the devices that you have. If you look around smartphones of priced more than Rs 7,000 in India comes with Wi Fi feature and for Laptop or tablets it’s like must have for them. So making your incoming connection to go wireless at home requires wireless routers. We have previously written on Best wireless Internet Routers and Best Dual Band wireless Router for Home and Office.
Before you shop for a wireless router make sure what is your primary purpose of using it. When you are shopping for a wireless router then make sure you check out specifications and features of it each router. According to the latest technology trends in wireless routers, you get two bands namely 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Certain wireless router also provides provisions for Ethernet connectivity to a maximum of 4 LAN connections. Apart from that various add-on features are being added as the technology advances. To list few we have Bit Torrent download, USB connection to share hard drive space, share printer and other utilities. Normally the wireless routers price range starts from Rs 2,000 and ranges till 12,000.
Check out here the best wireless router for your needs with a brief review on each of them.
Asus RT N16 Wireless Router
For those who want to make home network go wireless then Asus RT N16 router would be the first choice with variety of features with acceptable performance. It has four dedicated ports at the back for wired LAN connections and what we are intended for i.e., Wi-Fi can be shared through Wi-Fi port. It does contain 2 USB ports so that you can connect storage devices like pen drive or external HDD drives. Now with those 2 USB port you can connect a USB printer and share it over network. In the same way you can share the hard drive or any other USB enabled drive over the network.
It’s provided with three adjustable antenna which is able to cover up to 150 feet’s of reception of internet. You can secure your router with the support of WPA2 encryption and Wi-Fi protected setup. It’s a single band router supporting only 2.4 Ghz spectrum. Added to that it has the features of Wi Fi protected Access (WPA2), WEP and wireless MAC Filtering.
Priced at Rs 6,700 Asus is the smart choice for setting up Wi-Fi at your home.
Buffalo G300NH Wireless Router
The Buffalo G300NH wireless N router is a decent product to be used as device for home Wi Fi setup with host of features. Apart from being affordable priced the users who use it would be happy with its performance. It has four dedicated Gigabit LAN ports and supports connections to unlimited Wireless networks devices. It has two antennas externally attached and adjustable so that you can adjust the position of them. It’s provided with 1 USB port for just storage sharing but not for printer sharing.
When you connect pen drive to you’re the USB port then you can use bit torrent client to download torrents on the network. It has single band supporting 2.4 GHz. Apart from that you would be loving its price of Rs 4,900.
D-Link DIR 685 Router
Wireless devices are not boring devices any more, they have seen a great development and there are host of features added to each of the manufacturers routers. D-Link DIR 685 Xtreme N Storage Router is the perfect wireless router that anyone can have, but it priced highly and so having those features is expected. It just looks like other router in size but its has been packed with lot of features lot more than just Wi Fi.
This high-end product with features has got 5 Ethernet ports, 2 USB ports and a SATA 2.5 inch HDD internal drive. It has got built-in LCD screen and touch buttons to control the LCD. You can also use networked storage device for hosting files just like web hosting server or print server for sharing of printers on the network through the USB port. You can also use it as streaming media server too. The built-in 3.2 inch LCD screen looks like just the normal mobile phone screen of today generation. Setting up this router is quite easy and straight forward with easy interface. When you have such high feature router then obviously you would be expecting high-end of security and router settings. The WPS setting is straight forward and can be easily understood by a new guy. It has other features like Dynamic DNS updating services, Bit Torrent download manager, user access control, email activity logs, website filter, site blacklist, the guest zone and schedule configuration options which used to managed rules for Internet Setup, Wireless Setup, Network Filter, Guest Zone, Firewall settings and website filter.
As I said you earlier when you are going for such high-end devices, the price of the router would be high. It’s priced at Rs 13,000 and yeah looking at the features you can go with it if it’s in your price range.
As you see in the image of Linksys WRT 610N it doesn’t have any antenna so you can’t adjust the router for the best speed and range and it would be going with the environment that you have. It doesn’t have multiple internal antennas for mechanized better performance but can’t be tweaked. This product from Linksys is a Dual N Band support and so it’s priced that high. It has got a radio antenna which helps in transmissions and reception of Wi Fi signals both ways at together over the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band.
Apart from that as usual it has got four LAN ports and 1 USB port for sharing storage like external HD drive or pen drive. Coming to features like Wi Fi protection, Wireless repeater, Dynamic DNS updating, Firmware upgraded and compact design makes this router a worth of its money value priced at Rs 10,999.
Netgear WNDR3700 from the front is a Dual Band Wireless N router with considerable amount of features. As usual its supports four Gigabit LAN connections and it includes USB pin for the provisions of mass storage of media or files which can be shared within the network of your home. The wireless network can reach a top speed of 300 Mbps and it has got 5 GHz of radio band.
As you see the router it has LED’s placed at the front panel when the router is powered ON. It has got internal antenna which limits users from setting up reception manually. It has got a dedicated button to start or stop WiFi protected setup connection and a button to enable or disable wireless connectivity. Apart from that it has the required functions like Wireless repeater, Dynamic DNS updating, Firmware upgraded. It has also got stand for horizontal and vertical operations.
This product from NetGear is priced at Rs 9900.
Linksys WRH54G Wireless-G Home Router
Linksys WRH54G is a wireless G Home Router which is designed for each internet sharing for both wireless and wired devices. It has got four Ethernet port for the direct LAN connection to four PCs. And as you know you can connect up to unlimited wireless connections through Wi Fi. It comes with Wireless security and firewall protection designed to safeguard your network and computer from internet attacks. It has got an adjustable antenna so that you do manual settings on the web when you don’t get the proper signals.
The Linksys WRH54G comes with a Wi Fi protected Access (WPA2), WEP and wireless MAC Filtering. It’s provided with User Guide on CD Rom. This wireless G Home router is best suitable for home purpose and its comes with affordable price tag of Rs 2750.
Belkin N600 Wireless Dual Band N+ Router
As you know that Dual Band N technology gives you the faster and reliable speed for video and music, the Belkin N600 Dual Band N+ router is the right choice for home Wi-Fi setup with dual concurrent radio bands of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
Its supports WPA, WPA Personal and WEP encryption for 64 bit and 128 bit. With the easy setup Wi Fi you can connect up to 16 maximum connections. With the provided 1 USB connection you share hard drive space, printer sharing, file sharing and remote server with this Dual Band N+ Router.
Linksys Wireless-G Wag200g Router
Linksys Wireless-G Wag200g model router is the best suitable all in one solution for wireless internet connectivity at home. It promises to give you amazing fast internet connection speed faster than dial-up speed.
As usual like other wireless modem it has got 4 ports for Ethernet connections to PC directly through LAN cables or extent to many PCs using Switch or hub. With a provided USB Port you can share a multiple things like printer, hard drive space, share files and other resources. The built-in Wireless G Access point can allow up to 32 wireless devices and you can connect your mobile phone, iPad or PC or any other device which has Wi Fi access. As expected like other wireless modem you are provided with advanced firewall, WPA2 encryption. The setup is very easy and we wrote about default set up of Linksys routers too.
The WAG200G model of Linksys is priced at Rs 6500.
iBall Baton 150m Wireless N Router
If you just need wireless setup at home with no other Ethernet cable provision, then you can go with iBall Baton 150m with a very affordable price tag of it. As a wireless device, you can use the incoming connection into wireless transmissions on internet through multiple devices.
Apart from being just a dedicated wireless router for Wi Fi, it come with few features like WPS for Wi Fi protection setup, you can set up security by Push Button configuration (PBC) and through PIN method. It also supports WPA, WPA2 data security, Wildcard filtering, Domain filtering, URL limit restriction, virtual server support and comes with an easy setup with a total of 3 years warranty on it.
With the built-in NAT and DHCP servers, it supports static IP address distributing and this product is priced not more than Rs 1700 in the market.
Zyxel NBG 417N Wireless N Router
Zyxel brings the budget wireless router in the market with the NBG 417N model. A simple design with white colored body can be an easy setup for home Wi-Fi. As usual like the other Wireless N routers it’s provided with 4 Ethernet ports. It operates at 2.4 GHz radio spectrum.
Among the other features from being able to connect multiple Wi-Fi devices with 150 Mbps standard, it provides with Wi Fi protected standards and thus have WPS button and bandwidth management through QoS. Zyxel provides a limited three years warranty on it with a price tag of Rs 3,000 attached to it.