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harmik

Journeyman
I am looking to buy a Wireless router + modem for upto Rs3,000 (can go upto maximum of Rs5,000 if really worth it).
Requirements:
Currently I am using BSNL broadband connection in Bangalore but would require compatibility with other broadband connections, cable connection or USB dongle Wifi sharing too. (Ease of setup would be worth it.)
I am not very familiar with requirements of modem / router in the 3 possibilities: ADSL / cable / USB so guidance will be appreciated.

Hard disk sharing via the router & dual-band router would be useful features to have as multiple devices would be connected to the Wifi but not critical features (Pros/cons would be appreciated again).
Please advise on the alternatives.
I see currently TP LINK W8968, W8961 and Asus N13U B1 are the most talked about alternatives.
Thanks !
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
get W8968 as it has all the features except dual band for which you have to spend more than 5000 if you want a good model & it is not needed much for average Indian usage scenario(abroad dual band comes in handy because of too many wireless devices in public/neighbourhood areas running on 2.4GHz & need to transfer large amounts of data on wifi network daily while using 24mbps internet connection).
 
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harmik

Journeyman
Thanks for your reply whitestar_999 and shreymittal.
As you recommended, W8968 looks good.

After looking around online, I see that the single band options existing are:
TP-LINK W8968
Netgear DGN2200
Belkin N300
Is Asus RT-N13U B1 an option as it is mentioned online that it is a wireless router without modem and i assume i need one with a modem ?
And the double band options (pretty expensive) are:
ED My Net N600
Belkin N600 DB
Netgear N600

Could you please highlight the differences and pros/cons between these options.
Thanks everyone !
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
you will need a modem with router like asus rt-n13u b1.its only advantage over W8968 is its support for torrent/simple downloading without a PC by simply connecting the usb pendrive to usb port but to fully utilize its capabilities you need to learn a bit & install custom firmware as well as a custom torrent client.see here for some idea:
http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/net...-transmission-configuration-asus-rt-n13u.html
but if you are not comfortable with such tinkering or like to use torrents on PC with various options then W8968 is better in all respects.
 
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harmik

Journeyman
Ok. Thanks ! Between those 2 i would rather stick to TP-LINK then.
What about the Netgear & Belkin ? Are they comparable ?
 
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harmik

Journeyman
Looking at 3 routers: TP-LINK W8968, Netgear DGN2200 and D-LINK DSL-2570U.
Can all 3 share internet connection from a 3G USB dongle via Wifi ?

whitestar, as far as i can find the specs online, they seem similar for these 3 models. However, are there some features which make the TP Link better than others ?
Thanks for your help !
 

sanoob.tv

Dr.gB
k im planning to buy one too.
i believe asus rt-n13u b1 doesn't have ADSL feature .
that leaves W8968 and dlink 2750u,there is a difference of rs 500.
So Which one has better range and have Bandwidth allocation thnks
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
like i said no need to look beyond tp-link & asus in under 5000 price range(W8968 & asus rt-n13u b1).for the price of 2750u i would get tp-link W8961ND.
 

sanoob.tv

Dr.gB
Since Asus dont have adsl support,im not considering it.
and w8961 doesnot have usb support.so i think w8968 is the choice.I still need ur opinion on the Range.
 
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harmik

Journeyman
So i ordered the W8968 and got it today.
I had called BSNL today to inquire about procedure to surrender their rental modem and was pretty much scolded by the guy for getting a TP-LINK and not Digisol router as Digisol has lifetime warranty and TP-LINK apparently has old software ! :p
Anyway, setting up the W8968 router was a breeze. They have stored settings for the common ISP's in the setup guide too.
Will let you all know in case i have any specific feedback wrt this model.
Cheers !
 
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