Need Suggestions for Wireless router Under 3K

RumbaMon19

Feel Pain.
Hi,


I am setting up ethernet in my house. I need a router suggestion which will be able to manage both WiFi traffic and Ethernet traffic.
My basic needs are these :-
  1. Should have 5 Ports on it. I would prefer 1 port to be gigabit, but it is not necessary.
  2. Dual Band will be better. I will be placing in centre of house so range is not a problem.
  3. Should not heat much and be able to run for long continously
  4. Should last atleast 3-4 yrs.
  5. should be compatible with JioFiber( i read something about v1 or v2 of routers is that applicable?)
  6. There will be 4-5 devices on wifi and 4 devices on ethernet, so it should be able to manage traffic.
  7. i would prefer brands like tp-link, d-link etc. and not xiaomi.
  8. Lastly it should be in my budget of 1.5-2.2k

@whitestar_999 your help required buddy.
others also please suggest.
 
Last edited:
OP
RumbaMon19

RumbaMon19

Feel Pain.

BE5263E3-272B-4DB4-871F-CFD827E2868C.jpeg

what is this to do? I will use ppoe as used by my provider. Am a noob in network so pls tell abt this….
 
OP
RumbaMon19

RumbaMon19

Feel Pain.
Not sufficient info IMO. Generally Archer C6 is a pretty popular router & good one as well.For FTTH, most likely you will have a modem where the connection lands first, then you connect the modem to the router. It's kind of inevitable.

Ya, it works this way, PPoe is basically interface for logging in, and using ftth Right now I am using dlink DIR-615 X1. Not much info is available on the net regarding it.It was provided by provider and its speed maxes out at 6MB/s(48MBPS) but ethernet goes till 8MB/s( 64MBPS) and my connection plan is 12.5MB/s. It does get full 100MBPS speed as I have tested by pc by directly using the modem out.
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
Wierd, DIR-615 X1 has a 100mbps ethernet jack, it should still deliver near 100 mbps performance, perhaps its cpu is getting overloaded and its unable to reach it's theoretical max speed.
 
OP
RumbaMon19

RumbaMon19

Feel Pain.
Wierd, DIR-615 X1 has a 100mbps ethernet jack, it should still deliver near 100 mbps performance, perhaps its cpu is getting overloaded and its unable to reach it's theoretical max speed.

Exactly this is happening. It is evident as it heats a lot too and I have to switch it off as then it's performance deteriorates. Seems I am putting too much pressure on it. Also it's a entry level router, so upgrading to a higher performance one should help...
 
View attachment 20299
what is this to do? I will use ppoe as used by my provider. Am a noob in network so pls tell abt this….
Not sure about it,

I bought Archer c6 v2 (Archer C6 | AC1200 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router | TP-Link India) from amazon on Sep 2020 for 2.5k. I am very happy with the purchase. It works fine with PPPoE setup. I am using with ACT fibernet. Not sure about JioFiber.


1622334706400.png


The version available in amazon is new one ( v3.2 ) with model slightly changed.
 
Ya, it works this way, PPoe is basically interface for logging in, and using ftth Right now I am using dlink DIR-615 X1. Not much info is available on the net regarding it.It was provided by provider and its speed maxes out at 6MB/s(48MBPS) but ethernet goes till 8MB/s( 64MBPS) and my connection plan is 12.5MB/s. It does get full 100MBPS speed as I have tested by pc by directly using the modem out.
MB - Megabyte; Mb - Megabit

I get ~50Mbps on WiFi 2.4GHz but do get full 80Mbps on my bad router+modem provided by BSNL. But the BSNL modem provides 50Mbps on WiFi only speedtests. While browsing, it rarely hit 8Mbps (1MBps). So I added another cheap TP Link router I had lying around for just WiFi & that helped push higher real-life speeds via WiFi.

Not sure why you don't get full speed on ethernet though. Maybe its just too old now.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
Archer C6 v3.0 comes with mediatek chip while v2.x comes with qualcomm chip which is supposedly being sold on amazon.
1622400125644.png

@khalil1210

To be frank, if you are looking for performance boost & a 3-4 years period then at least try to get archer C7 which sells for around 4k(with further discount on card offers) during sale.
 

aby geek

Cyborg Agent

This looks like steal for ac2100 anyone has experience with furper?
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member

This looks like steal for ac2100 anyone has experience with furper?
The product itself is not sold officially outside China it seems & the site is first time I am hearing about.
 
OP
RumbaMon19

RumbaMon19

Feel Pain.
Archer C6 v3.0 comes with mediatek chip while v2.x comes with qualcomm chip which is supposedly being sold on amazon.

Got it, Qualcomm chip routers also has a good support of custom router software, so might use them after 3-4 years for some extra features.


I am finalising on Archer C6 as of now.
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate

This looks like steal for ac2100 anyone has experience with furper?
no buyerino from shady site, only amazon or flipkart, because of return policy.
 
I am taking back my recommendation for tplink archer C6 model after seeing this review on amazon:
Damn, shady stuff.
Lol that was what worrying me, so I have put this purchase on hold. Suggestions are still open.
ACT provided me this router for free:
https://www.amazon.in/Tenda-AC10-1200Mbps-Wireless-Router/dp/B07DGPYKLP/
I'm satisfied by it for the most part, but lately saw some issues with WiFi dropping. Didn't troubleshoot, might be solved by resetting it.
 
Top Bottom