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Recommend a Wifi router with good range

Akira

Augmented Nerd
I already have a modem, on an Airtel Broadband connection. My budget is Rs. 2k max. The area of the floor I need the router on is around 2500 sqft. I tried a Tenda FH330 with 4 external antennae, but it's WAN port was faulty, so had to return it.

I don't need dual band, or USB. But a stable connection without constant drops outside 30ft is a must.

There are a lot of choices, but need help finalising one:

1. Dlink DSL-2750U
2. TPL W8968(though I have heard a few complaints, like dummy antennae?)
3. DLink DIR 605L
4. DLink DIR 615
5. Netgear JWNR2010

Any more? Again, range and stability of connection is priority.
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
how about getting a good router and a range extender instead of a single device ?
 

kunalgujarathi

Cyborg Agent
how about getting a good router and a range extender instead of a single device ?

No extenders halve the base speed.

OP get 2*TP Link 841N
Flash ddwrt on it
Set it into bridge mode and place them at 2 corners of your house.
Wire them with cat cables.

841N go on sale frequently on Amazon for ₹790.
 
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Akira

Akira

Augmented Nerd
how about getting a good router and a range extender instead of a single device ?
Well, ofcourse, that's what I'll have to do if the base router doesn't suffice. But what's your suggestion for a good router with range, stability, reliability? I'd rather not buy a repeater until needed.



No extenders halve the base speed.

OP get 2*TP Link 841N
Flash ddwrt on it
Set it into bridge mode and place them at 2 corners of your house.
Wire them with cat cables.

841N go on sale frequently on Amazon for ₹790.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll keep it in mind. Any other suggestions, the best choice among the single working routers I enlisted in my OP or maybe something new?
PS: I have actually tried TP link wr841n before. The speeds drop about 10-15ft, and network is about 30ft. Though 2 of them will do the trick.
 

u4upendra

Broken In
Last month i bought Netgear WNR614 N300 Wi-Fi Router (White) come with two antenas from amazon this is my first experience using wifi rounter its working flawless giving good signal around the corner when i placed it middle of the house... mine is three stire building no signal drops... setup is easy.
 
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Akira

Akira

Augmented Nerd
Last month i bought Netgear WNR614 N300 Wi-Fi Router (White) come with two antenas from amazon this is my first experience using wifi rounter its working flawless giving good signal around the corner when i placed it middle of the house... mine is three stire building no signal drops... setup is easy.

Thanks for the suggestion. However, it's coverage is a bit limited.

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Any suggestions on my list? I plan to buy it either during the Big billion sale or when Amazon drops its prices.
 
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