Broadband prices in India have come significantly down over the past few years while the reach has grown. But that is not all, even the prices of Wi-Fi routers have become affordable for people to switch from wired to wireless internet at their home. These routers come with single or multiple antennas, depending on the range you need. These offer speed up to 300Mbps which is ideal for streaming videos and connect more than a few devices at a time. Here are some of the best routers from brands like Xiaomi, Tenda, and D-Link among others.
Best Wi-Fi routers under Rs 2,000 for home use
1. TP-link N300
The TP-Link N300 wireless router offers speeds up to 300Mbps which is ideal for streaming videos and multi-tasking. It has three antennas that make sure the network reception is stable and fast. The router lets you protect the connection with encryption. It is IPv6 compatible and offers multiple working modes like router, access point, and WISP. The router also doubles up as a range extender that helps you boost network signals in a room. The TP-Link N300 router is priced at Rs 1,099 in India.
2. Mi Smart Router 4C
The Mi Smart Router 4C comes equipped with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi support and offers speeds up to 300Mbps. The router features four antennas that promise better speed and coverage. You can remotely control the router network using the Mi Wi-Fi app. This router works effectively in an area up to 400 Sqft and lets you connect to four devices at a time. You get parental controls to keep a check on the websites available to the kids. The Mi Smart Router 4C is available in India for Rs 1,099.
3. D-Link DSL-2730U
If you are looking for a value for money Wi-Fi router, the DSL-2730U from D-Link has to be right up there on the list. The router comes with Ethernet cable to convert fixed cable internet to wireless network. Anyone can easily set it up using the WPS button, without having a technician come around to fix it. It supports high-speed ADSL2 connection and offers up to 150Mbps network speed which should easily cater to your daily internet usage of streaming videos, surfing the web and work from home. Add to that, it features universal plug-and-play (UPnP), firewall protection and QoS that guarantees you are secure from intruders.
The DSL-2730U router from D-Link is available in India for Rs 1,299.
4. Mercusys AC1200
The newest addition to the list is from Mercusys which has the AC1200 Wi-Fi router in the market. Some of you might find it on the pricier side but it does support Dual Band Gigabit connection. And those are hard to come by for under Rs 2,000. The router supports speeds up to 300Mbps on up to 5Ghz band. You get full gigabit ports that offer high-speed internet connectivity, letting you use up to 60 devices at a time. The four external antennas ensure you get excellent coverage in the entire house.
Mercysus AC1200 will cost you Rs 1,999 in the market.
5. Tenda N301
With the Tenda N301, you get easy setup benefit, offering secure wireless network in quick time. The router supports speeds up to 300Mbps and works with all standard wireless protocols. It has two 5Dbi omni-directional antennas that improve the overall connectivity range of the internet connection, giving you fast data speeds consistently. The router gets one WAN port and three LAN 10/100Mbps LAN ports. This device is ideal to setup network in an area up to 500 Sqft and can easily handle support for multiple devices.
The Tenda N301 router is priced at Rs 899 in India.
Other options to consider
Tenda AC5 V3 AC1200
ASUS RT-AC53 AC750
Netgear R6220 AC1200
D-Link DIR-825 AC 1200