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Top 5 Network Routers Below 900 Rupees

Top 5 Network Routers Below 900 Rupees in April 2015

To harness your home broadband connectivity and make most of that, you should invest in a reliable network router. While selecting a network router, remember to check carefully three things: Wireless and security features with warranty terms.

To help in the selection of a budget home router, GS expert team has selected five most efficient routers from top brands. If your budget for a broadband router is less than 900 Rupees, one of these wireless routers could be best for you. Read also 5 Best Home Router Under 1000 Rupees.

Asus RT-N10E Wireless-N150 Router

Asus, from being a reliable vendor for top global IT giants is now a popular brand for durable gadgets. This Chinese brand makes laptops, tablets, phones and networking devices as well. You might have heard about the Asus RT-N10E Wireless Router as it is a pretty popular product. Do not worry if no one told you about it as we are going to review it today. It is available at very affordable price of 900 rupees at online retail websites.

Design: At the top, it wears a glossy skin that gives a premium feel. From the looks, you will enjoy its sturdiness and compactness. It weighs is just 210 grams and because of its angular slope, the thickness measures just 30 mm. Its aesthetically designed body will add to the beauty of your house.

Performance: The maximum speed that the Asus RT-N10E Wireless-N150 Router offers is 150 Mbps, which again depends on the traffic congestion. Those who don’t know, it operates at the frequency of 2.4GHz, which is like a busy highway.

Asus RT-N10E Wireless-N150 Router Review

The security and encryption feature that the router packs are just awesome. The NAT and SPI firewall will protect your connection from any kind of outside attack. The encryption methods that it supports are so many that they cannot fit in a sentence, which is why we are listing them below.

  • 64bit WEP
  • 128bit WEP
  • WPA-2 PSK
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA- Enterprise
  • WPA-2 Enterprise
  • Radius with 802.1x, and
  • WPS

The antenna operates at 5dBi ensuring a better coverage throughout your apartment. However, the emissions from microwave, mobile phones, and other electronic items will also affect the coverage.

The router houses 4 LAN ports at the back, which you can use to connect multiple PCs with wire. It also features power, WPS and Reset buttons adjacent to the LAN ports. The WPS button can be used to connect your devices to the Wi-Fi network without entering the password.

Asus RT-N10E Wireless-N150 Router Specifications

The LED indicators are on the top so be sure to place the router at some lower level else you might face difficulty in seeing the status. Moreover, the manufacturer is giving 3 years of carry-in warranty on the Asus RT-N10E Wireless-N150 Router. This warranty does not cover physical damages.

Pros:-

  • Features a 5dBi antenna ensuring better coverage throughout the house
  • You can choose from a bunch of encryption methods
  • NAT and SPI firewall
  • 4 LAN ports at the back allow connecting of multiple devices through the wire
  • It also features Power, Reset and WPS buttons

Cons:-

  • No parental control
  • Works on 2.4GHz that gets interfered with other waves
Wireless Speed 150 MBPS
Type WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button
Warranty 3 Years
Antennae One External
LAN ports Four
WAN Ports One
Buy 900 Rupees

 

Netgear Wireless Router JNR1010 N150

The Netgear is now focusing, the budget product range more than ever. Also, the brand is enjoying strong foothold with the wide range of wireless router offering.

Netgear JNR1010 N150 Wireless Router Review

The Netgear JNR1010 N150 Wireless Router comes from the budget range, but houses some premium features. You can grab it for the price of 895 INR from the online retailer. Without wasting any more time let’s see what this router has to offer.

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Design: Netgear all budget routers wear similar kind of design and this router is no different. Just like the Netgear N150 Classic Wireless Router, it is small and compact that you can easily fit it into your hand. You can mount it onto anything as it doesn’t need much space.

Performance: The Netgear claims that this router features an internet speed optimization technology that enables its antenna to give more reliable coverage at faster speeds. If you look at the antenna, you will find that it is huge in size.

Also, there is a claim that the network coverage of this router is so strong that you wouldn’t face any disconnection problem even if you are in the basement of your house. However, before we move further, it is worth mentioning that this router works on 2.4GHz frequency, which is not considered to be a great option because of the congestion.

Netgear JNR1010 N150 Wireless Router Specifications

The maximum speed that you will be enjoying with the Netgear JNR1010 N150 Wireless Router is 150 Mbps and it depends a lot on the congestion (network) in your area.

The router packs all the popular encryption methods like WPA, WPA2 and WEP, which you can use to protect your connection from the outsiders. The NAT and SPI firewall ensures safe browsing throughout the session.

At the back, you can find one WAN port and 4 LAN ports. The LAN ports can be used to connect multiple devices using wires. Further, the guest network support is another great feature of this router that you can use to protect your personal files on your PCs or Wireless disks from your friends.

If you are worried about the unsafe websites that your children may accidentally get access to, then the Live Parental Control is the best tool for you. You can use it to block these kinds of unsafe sites.

The manufacturer also provides 2 years of warranty on this router.

Pros:-

  • Guest Network
  • Improved network coverage with improved speeds
  • Live Parental Control
  • Can be mounted anywhere because of its small size

Cons:-

  • Works on 2.4GHz which is like a busy road because of congestion
  • No power button
Wireless Speed 150 MBPS
Type Wireless without Modem
Warranty Two Years
Antennae One; External
Ports LAN: Four; WAN: One
Buy 895 Rupees

 

iBall 150M Wireless-N Broadband Router

Indian brand iBall seems to be active in packing a bunch of features in its low cost products. However, every time you buy an iBall product, you will have to compromise on the quality and if you are ready, then the iBall 150M Wireless-N Broadband Router is here for you. Although you can grab this router for just 885 INR from online retail shop, but you might not get much satisfied with its durability. Leaving the quality behind, it does pack some unique features that other routers in the same price range do not offer and that are why it is worth to be reviewed.

Design: It certainly is not the best router in terms of design and you get a little disappointment on the first look. The built material feels cheap, but at the same time also gives it a little compact look. The only thing you would like on the body is the antenna.

Performance: It works on 2.4 GHz frequencies so do not expect much as the speed will get reduced due to congestion in this band. But for the sake of mentioning everything, it can give you a maximum speed of 150 Mbps.

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iBall 150M Wireless-N Broadband Router Review

This network controller has got a 5dBi Omni-Directional Antenna at the back that might impress some customers to an extent. The benefit of an Omni-Direction antenna is that the signals move uniformly in all direction, but the frequency at which it operates will give trouble for sure.

You can encrypt the connection by any of the WEP, WPA or WPA2 methods. The in-built NAT firewall will reduce outside attacks to an extent.

You get a 4 LAN ports at the back, which is a good thing as you will be able to connect more devices to the network through the wire. WPS pin method is supported in case you need to connect some accessories in a short time.

There is no power button on this router, which might create a problem for some people. Be sure to mount this device near to your work space as the LED indicators on the front are very hard to read from a distance.

You get 3 years of carry-in warranty for non-physical damages. However, if you live outside India, then you will not be able to claim it.

Pros:-

  • Omni-Directional Antenna ensures uniform waves in all directions
  • Supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption methods
  • 4 LAN ports at the back

Cons:-

  • LED indicators are very hard to read from distance
  • Build quality is not good
  • Customers have reported frequent disconnection issues
Features Speed: 150 MBPS; Type: Wireless without Modem
Warranty Three Years
Antennae One; External
Ports LAN: Four; WAN: One
Buy 890 Rupees

 

Netgear N150 Classic Wireless Home Router

Do you want a compact and flexible solution for your wireless needs, but are not able to find any? If yes, then today is your lucky day as we are going to review the Netgear N150 Classic Wireless Router. It is available for the price of 879 INR from the online retail websites, which is a fairly nice deal.

Design: The Netgear N150 Classic Wireless Router is a compact product. In fact, it is so small that it can easily fit into your palm. The router looks cute and can be easily fitted anywhere in your house. It supports wall mounting and has got a flexible antenna. If you have a small room with a lot of furniture that are not allowing you to get any of those big table-top bulky routers, then the Netgear N150 Classic Wireless Router is only for you. No offense, you can also put it on a table if you want.

Performance: On top of everything, this router supports guest mode that can help you if you get a lot of visitors at your place. This mode will keep your guests separated from the main connection and they will not be able to access your personal files stored on wireless disk or any connected computer.

Netgear N150 Classic Wireless Router Review

On the security front, you can use any of the WPA, WPA2 or WEP encryption methods to protect your connection from any outsider. The NAT firewall and DoS attack prevention will ensure that your devices do not get hacked easily.

The router has a single antenna that can give you a speed of 150 Mbps, but do expect some reduction because it works on 2.4GHz. If your apartment is big, then you may want to consider installing two routers or choosing another router with two antennas.

The small size has come only after some sacrifices. At the back, you get just two additional LAN ports to connect your devices to the network through the wire. Meanwhile, you do get a Reset and a Power button at the back.

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The LED indicators are on the front which makes it easy to see the status even if you have mounted the router on a wall.

Coming to the add-ons, this router features in-built broadband usage meter that can be used to keep track of your data limits.

Pros:-

  • Features Guest Mode
  • WPA/WPA2/WEP encryption and DoS protection
  • Can be mounted on a wall
  • In-built broadband usage meter

Cons:-

  • The antenna is non-detachable
  • Only 2 LAN ports at the back
  • Not great for big apartments
Features Wireless Speed: 150 MBPS, Controls: Wi-Fi On / Off Software Button; Type: Wireless without Modem
Warranty Two Years
Antennae One; External
Ports LAN: Two; WAN; One
Buy 850 Rupees

 

D-Link DIR-600M Broadband Home Router

When it comes to choosing a Wi-Fi Router people generally want to go with a reliable brand. The D-Link has a good name in the wireless router market and it offers a wide range of products as well. One of its popular budget routers is the DIR-600M Wireless N150 Home Wireless Router. It is affordable and offers decent quality performance. You can grab this by spending just 841 INR.

Design: D-Link really has worked hard on the aesthetics of this router. Thanks to the curvy edges and reflective top because of which it feels very premium. The router weighs just 249 grams and is so compact that you can put it anywhere without much hassle.

Performance: It is from D-Link so you can expect a little quality, but it is certainly not a beast in the market. A single non-detachable antenna at the back provides good signal strength in small apartments, but be sure to place it away from other signal blocking elements like microwave oven. If you have a multi-floor house then there can be a little problem for you.

D-Link DIR-600M Wireless N150 Home Router Review

It operates at the frequency of 2.4GHz, which is good if you live in a suburb or a village, but if you live in a congested area of a city, then you might want to consider some other router.

Four LAN ports at the back allow connecting additional devices through LAN cables. If you have a USB dongle, then do not even consider buying this router as it does not have a USB port option anywhere.

It does not get heated even on a busy day as the ventilation on the three sides help it to control the temperature.

The maximum speed that you can get with this router is 150 Mbps, but you should expect about 30-40 percent reduction due to the congestion at 2.4GHz frequency. It supports the WPA2 and WPA encryption to protect your network. The WPS key on the right side allows for easy connection if you are in a hurry.

You get three years of Carry-In warranty on the D-Link DIR-600M Wireless N150 Home Router, which is a good thing at such a price.

Pros:-

  • Sturdy, sleek and lightweight
  • Ventilation system controls the heating
  • 4 LAN ports and Reset button at the back
  • Good coverage if you live in small apartments

Cons:-

  • The antenna is non-detachable so you will not be able to upgrade it
  • It works on 2.4GHz frequency which is famous for congestion
  • No USB port at the back so, no dongle connectivity
Wireless Speed 150 MBPS
Controls Reset Button
Type Wireless without Modem
Warranty 3 Years
Antennae One External
Ports LAN: Four; WAN: One
Buy 840 Rupees

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