I Need help. Confused which wifi router to buy.

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anik027

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Hello Guys. This one will be my first wifi router. I am thinking about Tp-link archer c60 or Tenda ac6 or mi router 3 (global version). Now i saw some review in amazon that says Archer c60 has poor range/coverage. About Tenda i asked in a local Facebook group and someone told me that its the worst brand and i should go for Asus. But available Asus routers in my country are out of my budget. And for Xiaomi it has no warranty but if i spent few more money then i can get 6 months replacement warranty. So now i am totally confused which one to buy. please help me to choose the good one.

With those 3 these are the available routers in my country and in my budget.

*D-Link DIR-816 750 Mbps Dual Band Wireless Router
*Netgear R6020 AC750 Dual Band Wireless Network Router
*Netis WF2710 AC750 Wireless Dual Band Router
*Totolink A3 AC1200 Mini Dual Band Wireless Router
*Tp-link Archer c20 AC750 Dual Band Router
*TP-Link Archer C50 AC1200 Dual Band Wireless N Router
https://www.startech.com.bd/networking/router


 
None of them are great routers, but they will do the job.
Remember one thing about wifi, is that it is two-way meaning, you can have a very powerful router but if your phone/device with wifi isn't powerful, then it won't generally send signals, even though it is receiving a strong signal.

btw are you sure you need a router and not just an AP? Many people don't know what they need and use the word router when they don't need one.
 

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No i don't need ap. I going to use that on my desktop via cable, an android tv box which is 14-15 meter far from pc behind 3 walls and 3-4 android mobiles.
Do you think Tenda ac6 will be a good choice?? It has a good outside look.
 
By the sounds of it, you don't need a router, you need a switch.

Internet to house - router with Wifi - computer/wifi

But anyway, I am not sure on your choice, I mainly use Mikrotik and Ubiquiti, I stay away from the lower end market. I am sure whatever one you choose will be fine. They are all about the same at that price.
 

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I had a bad experience with Tenda, had one a few years ago and when I got it in the winter it was ok but had to reset once in a while but as soon as the warmer weather had more probs and it eventually died in the summer.

Go for the TP-Link Archer C50 AC1200 that's your best budget choice, it's ok for a basic use router with gig ports.

Personally I got my parents the TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 and put it in the center of their 2500sq.ft home in the suburbs it works quite well covers 5ghz indoors with varying strength (min 2 bars at it's weakest) and 2.4 works ok in the backyard and driveway. They are lucky not to have a lot of other APs that interfere so the C7 is "good enough" for them.
 

anik027

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But in my country only the white version is available. Its different than the black one. Do you think white one will be ok too??
 

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Thanks. I order the Archer c50. Actually the price variation in different country made me confused. In a Indian Youtube review i saw the price is 3.6k so it would be around 4.5k in my country if it was available. Amazon.in also shows the lowest price of the black version is 3k and the white version is 1.8k!!! But after your reply i searched for US price and i found that the black version has less price than the white one.
 
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