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(Buying advice) Router 1k - 1.5k

deepanshuchg

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I am using MTNL BB (Delhi) with Sterlite SAM 300 AX modem (provided by them) and need a new router now within range of 1k to 1.5k (can extent 100-200 more if needed).


Range(of wifi): Please suggest which have range same or more than Netgear JNR 1010(N150). I have used this router just a week ago with this modem and i was getting enough range i required even with gud speed.

Preferred Brand: Belkin> Netgear> Any other good brand.

And i dont have any wifi capability in my pc so i will be using net on pc via ethernet cable and will use net on laptop and 2 smartphones via wifi. Netgear JNR1010 N150 was working like this only. So please suggest router which can work like this (i dunno if it has to be wireless or wired for this :p ).
 

theterminator

Wise Old Owl
And i dont have any wifi capability in my pc so i will be using net on pc via ethernet cable and will use net on laptop and 2 smartphones via wifi. Netgear JNR1010 N150 was working like this only. So please suggest router which can work like this (i dunno if it has to be wireless or wired for this :p ).
I didn't quite get how did you setup that. The ethernet cable from modem is attached to your computer right? If it is , then its a wired internet connection. How come you're using wifi on your laptop and smartphones?
 
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deepanshuchg

Ambassador of Buzz
I didn't quite get how did you setup that. The ethernet cable from modem is attached to your computer right? If it is , then its a wired internet connection. How come you're using wifi on your laptop and smartphones?

One wire was connection router with modem (the wire i got with the router) and the old one which earlier connects my modem to pc was now connecting router to PC. So i was getting network on my PC through the ethernet cable connecting Router to PC.
 

theterminator

Wise Old Owl
One wire was connection router with modem (the wire i got with the router) and the old one which earlier connects my modem to pc was now connecting router to PC. So i was getting network on my PC through the ethernet cable connecting Router to PC.
Ok... The cheapest router is of TP-Link TL-WR740N , costs just 1k & does the job for me (1 laptop, 1 smartphone, 1 tablet but my house is not big but again signal reaches to lower floors while i live at 2nd) ). You can go for entry level routers of bigger companies like D-Link, Netgear (around 1.3k)... I think they all will do your job.. (tp-link included).
 

theterminator

Wise Old Owl
No D-link, Netgear etc
Tp link has better quality products at less price and their A.S.S is also good.

why buddy? arent they bigger brands than tplink?

What dou guys say about these:
Belkin Basic (N150) Router - Belkin: Flipkart.com

Belkin N150 Wireless Router without Modem - Belkin: Flipkart.com

First of all whats the difference between these two?
And will it have wifi range better than Netgear JNR 1010?
And will it work like i want (connecting PC via ethernet cable and using wifi on phone same time)

I am not able to find any difference except the warranty which is 1 yr more among the cheaper one. Belkin is a reputed brand, you can go for it for sure.

Edit: I think may be its the physical design that's different.
 
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deepanshuchg

Ambassador of Buzz
I am not able to find any difference except the warranty which is 1 yr more among the cheaper one. Belkin is a reputed brand, you can go for it for sure.

Edit: I think may be its the physical design that's different.

yea may be design may be the reason.. but let other comment on it maybe someone else wud be more familiar with one of these
 

shreymittal

Being Human
yea may be design may be the reason.. but let other comment on it maybe someone else wud be more familiar with one of these

PM whitestar999 he Will help you out. he helped me
BTW get TP-LINK 750N locally you Will get it around .9K you best range in this one because it got 5DBI antenna or you take 840N it got dual antennas of 5Dbi
 

theterminator

Wise Old Owl
Nope they aren't. if are would have provided consumer better quality products. TP-LINK is VFM
more about this whitestar Will tell you.
Tplink is non-existent in the US. It cannot be a better brand than Belkin, Cisco, D-Link. Though I chose TPlink over these :-D but that was only because of the cost and I can compromise with quality if its cheaper.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
crap reality dance/music shows get best ratings in USA & shows like firefly got cancelled because of poor ratings does not mean they are better.TP-LINK has the largest market share in the world in WLAN segment:
TP-LINK Maintains Lead in Global WLAN Market in 2012 - Welcome to TP-LINK
however before knowing all that i found out about good reputation of tp-link from one of australia's most well known & popular broadband forum.under Rs.5000 price range there is no better option than TP-LINK & Asus.
 

theterminator

Wise Old Owl
crap reality dance/music shows get best ratings in USA & shows like firefly got cancelled because of poor ratings does not mean they are better.TP-LINK has the largest market share in the world in WLAN segment:
TP-LINK Maintains Lead in Global WLAN Market in 2012 - Welcome to TP-LINK
however before knowing all that i found out about good reputation of tp-link from one of australia's most well known & popular broadband forum.under Rs.5000 price range there is no better option than TP-LINK & Asus.

:eeksign:
 
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deepanshuchg

Ambassador of Buzz
Will these Tp-link will work fine with Sterlite SAM300AX modem..? and will i be able to connect PC via ethernet cable connecting through router?

@whitestar and @shrey
Any one of u have PC? if so how do u connect net on it through ethernet cable or through wifi capabilities../?

And will these router have better range than Netgear JNR 1010 knowing it has 5Dbi Antena as well
 

shreymittal

Being Human
yup i have connected my pc through Ethernet cable and work like a charm.
Btw work do your ISP is like airtel BB i mean. do your modem is connected through dsl cable.
if yes y don't you get modem+router it will be better.
 
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deepanshuchg

Ambassador of Buzz
Btw work do your ISP is like airtel BB .

I am not sure what u meant here...


btw dnt knw if its a dsl cable but its a white colour cable and "Invax Data Cable CAT .5" is written on it

And i have thought abt modem+router but then i will not get any access to MTNL support (though no one still gets it)
As there are too many issues with MTNL cabling etc etc so am not sure if going for a Router +Modem wud be a gud choice
 

shreymittal

Being Human
Confirmed: it is an adsl2 connection so get TP-link W8961 @ 1.9K this will be best for you
whitestar999 will help u in setting up modem+router
 
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deepanshuchg

Ambassador of Buzz
btw whats the difference between wired and wireless router? i mean by wireless it means it will connect to PC without wire or to modem without wires?

And whatever s/w i get in Resource CD with this router + Modem.. can i get this s/w on their site or somewhere as my DVD rom is not working atm
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
wireless router can connect using wifi/wireless to PC provided it has wifi.you have to connect router to modem using lan wire.if you buy a wireless adsl modem like TP-link W8961 then there will be no need to buy a wifi router separately.
 
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