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Confused ! Modem ? Router ?


Hiii guyz,
Need a good entry level Wi-fi Router.
What are features I should look for. I'll be using Wifi on My Phone and Tab.
Confused when some people say modem ! Router !
Please help me out with a good reliable brand.


Super Moderator
Staff member
simple wifi router is just router & can be used with cable/ethernet broadband connections without any need of a modem.only for adsl connections which uses telephone wire a modem is needed along with router.there are also adsl wifi modem/router which work as both adsl modem & wifi router.if your connection is not adsl you can buy a simple wifi router.best options are from tp-link & asus.
TP-LINK TL-WR740N 150Mbps Wireless N Router - TP-LINK: Flipkart.com
TP-LINK TL-WR841N 300Mbps Wireless N Router - TP-LINK: Flipkart.com
Asus RT-N13U B1 Wireless N with All-in-One Printer Server Router - Asus: Flipkart.com


but one of the main reason people suggest this model is because of availability of custom dd-wrt roms & apps.
Yeah, I know :D but as OP just requirements can be fulfilled by a cheaper Router!
Though if he wants downloading features and all
RT-N13U B1 is best one out there!


The Pirate King
I dont want all these download features , I will install it at home so that my parents can talk with me on skype as I live in UAE and my bro can Browse Wifi on his Iphone while he is at home for vactaion, Prefer a good range over all these features.

In 2 months time only my Mom Dad will use it on tab for video Calling and they dont know what a TAB means for now so dont except them to browse even Internet.

Need a reliable maintainence free device as I doubt my parents can troubleshooot it incase . For now I shall Install it.

Have shortlisted below 2. Open to any suggestions.



Since I have broadband (2mbps) I dont need Modem Right ??? I dont have even a pc to use, Will configure only for wireless use

For my 2MBPS connection do I need 300Mbps router or 150Mbps is suffice ?


Super Moderator
Staff member
forget about netgear/dlink/belkin etc.under Rs.5000 range only tp-link & asus are the options worth their price rest all brands are just not good enough.you can get 841N & 150/300mps matters only if you have a more than 150mbps broadband connection(which some countries do btw) so the only thing to consider is range & basic thumb rule is more the no. of antennas better will be the range.841N has 2 antennas so get this one.
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