Before you select a router, you must know that the router and modem are two different things. The router is not essential, whereas router+modem is a crucial requirement in a network connection.

If your connection is only for broadband service, then you need a router, not a router+modem. Such internet connection can work without a router, too. You need a router to auto-login your broadband account and distribute network bandwidth among the connected system through a wire or wirelessly. In a router+modem device, the modem works as signal modulator & demodulator, and the router part works as a bandwidth distributor.

The interesting twist is that a router+modem device will not work with an optical fiber connection. You need a router without a modem. Similarly, a router without modem will not work if a single wire is used for broadband as well telephone connection. Therefore, carefully select the right equipment to manage, secure, and distribute your broadband connection.

Which is the best router under 2000 Rupees? In this piece, we are covering router with modem and without modem from 1000 to 2000 Rupees price range. They are currently the best-selling routers under 2000 Rupees in India market.

 ► TP-Link Dual Antenna Router with Modem {TD-W8961N V3}

Attention! The router will not work if the connection provider is either ACT Fibernet, Hathaway Broadband, You Broadband or any other such type of internet connection provider. This TP-Link device is not a bare router. It is a router with modem. So, it will work with Airtel and BSNL-MTNL broadband as well as landline connection.

TP-LINK TD-W8961N 300Mbps ADSL2 Wireless Modem Router

The W8961N is an upgraded version of the W8901N router modem. The former has two antennae for a more robust and stable connection in an extended range. Its max wireless data transfer speed is 300 MBPS. The latter, however, has only one antenna and its max wireless data transfer speed is just 150-MBPS.

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The router is super easy to setup. Its performance and security feature is excellent, too. TP-Link brand provides 3-years replacement warranty. Moreover, there is no router with modem in the market below 1500 Rupees with dual antenna and 300 MBPS wireless data transfer speed. Therefore, TP-Link W8961N is the best router with modem in 1500 Rupees range.

Price 1590 Rupees
Features Management: {Web Based Configuration (HTTP), Remote management, Telnet management, Command Line Interface, SSL for TR-069, SNMP v1/2c, SNMP over EOC, Web Based Firmware Upgrade, CWMP(TR-069), Diagnostic Tools}
Network Wireless Standards: {IEEE 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b} | VPN Pass-Through: {PPTP, L2TP, IPSec Pass-through} | Port Forwarding: {Virtual Server, DMZ, Access Control List} | ATM/PPP Protocols: {ATM Forum UNI3.1/4.0, PPP over ATM (RFC 2364), PPP over Ethernet (RFC2516), IPoA (RFC1577/2225), PVC – Up to 8 PVCs} | Traffic Shaping (ATM QoS) UBR, CBR, VBR-rt, VBR-nrt | DHCP, DHCP Relay | Network Address Translation (NAT) | PVC/Ethernet Port Mapping | VLAN | 802.1P | Static Routing | RIP v1/v2 (optional) | DNS Relay | DDNS | IGMP snooping V1/2 | IGMP Multicast | UPnP
Security Support 64/128-bit WEP | WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK | Wireless MAC Filtering | NAT Firewall | SPI Firewall | MAC/IP/Packet/Application/URL Filtering | Denial of Service (DoS) | SYN Flooding | Ping of Death
Build 2×5-dBi | 4×RJ45 Ports | RJ11 Port | ON/OFF Switch: {Power, WPS, Wi-Fi} | 9V Adapter


► TP-Link Archer C60 AC1350 Wireless Dual Band Router

First of all, the router does not feature a modem. So, if the single wire is used to provide broadband and telephone connection, this router will not work.

The TP-Link router is a dual-band router. So, it provides bandwidth at both the wireless frequency simultaneously. Out of the five built-in antennae, three are for 2.4-GHz frequency, and the rest two are for 5-GHz frequency.

TP-Link Archer C60 AC1350 Wireless Dual Band Router

The nifty features of this TP-Link router are Beamforming technology and 3×3 MIMO. The Beamforming technology is the latest in the router for strengthening signal toward receivers. Although the router signal is available 360°, the receiver gets a stronger signal thanks to Beamforming technology.

Further, this router with 3×3 MIMO creates fast and stable Wi-Fi at speeds of 450-Mbps. Apparently, a router with 3×3-MIMO capability and 3 antennae — is capable of receiving and transmitting of data vie three streams. More stream means better speed. Therefore, this TP-Link router is the most suitable router under 3000 Rupees for top-end laptops that are bandwidth-hungry.

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Other features of this TP-Link router are easy parental control, guest network, and easy device management by a smartphone app.

TP-Link is one of the most trusted names for routers in India market. The Archer C60 AC1350 from the house of TP-Link is indeed one of the best routers under 3000 Rupees. An affordable version of this TP-Link router is also available on the market. Do read about the iBall iB-WRD12EN dual-band router with four antennae.

Price 2200 Rupees
Features Beamforming Technology | 3×3 MIMO | 450-Mbps (2.4-2.5GHz) | 867-Mbps (5.15-5.25GHz) | Management: {Access Control, Local Management, Remote Management} | Guest-Network | 3-Years Replacement Warranty
Network IEEE 802.11ac/n/a | WAN Type: {Dynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE/Big-Pond/ /L2TP (Dual Access) /PPTP (Dual Access) | VPN Pass-Through: {PPTP, L2TP, IPSec}
Security WEP | WPA\WPA2 | WPA-PSK\WPA2-PSK} | Access Control: {Parental Control, Local Management Control, Host List, Access Schedule, Rule Management}
Build WAN-Port | 4×LAN Port | 3×2.4GHz Antennae + 2×5GHZ Antennae


► D-Link Wireless Router for Home Use {DIR-819}

In the router selection, lesser is better. A router with fewer features will be much more secure than a router with hundreds of options. D-Link brand makes basic routers that are easier to set up. That is why D-Link is a recommended brand for home use routers. D-Link routers are standard in terms of features and functions. But they are very reliable and secure.

D-Link Wireless Home Router DIR-819

D-Link DIR-819 is an excellent dual-band router (without modem). Its max wireless speed is 750-MBPS. Presently, it is the best-selling router under 2000 Rupees at Flipkart.

This D-Link router can provide maximum 300-MBPS speed at the 2.4-GHz network frequency rate and 433-MBPS at 5-GHz network frequency rate. It also has repeater mode for extending a strong wireless signal in a large area. Every corner of your house will get a strong signal if this wireless router is in use. It also has the advanced QoS engine for even distribution of traffic across the broadcast bands.

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Thus, D-Link DIR-819 is an excellent dual-band router for home use. However, I would recommend it if you need an advanced router with multiple ways of connectivity and a robust firewall system.

Price 1200 Rupees
Features Guest Access Profile | Next Generation Wireless Technology | MIMO Technology | Extending Wireless Coverage | Dual Band Performance | 3-Years Replacement Warranty
Access Max Wireless Speed: 750-MBPS | 2.4-GHz Frequency Rate: Max 300-MBPS | 5.0-GHz Frequency Rate: 433-MBPS | Compatible with a/g/n devices
Network Static IP | Dynamic IP | PPPoE | L2TP | PPTP | Static IPv6 | PPPoE (IPv6 over PPPoE) |
Security WPS (Wi-Fi Protect Setup) | WPA-PSK (Personal) | WPA2-PSK (Personal)
Build 3×5-dBi Antenna | WAN-Port | 4×LAN | ON/OFF Switch | Reset Button