Best Wi-Fi Router Picks for Your Browsing Needs

The Covid-19 pandemic has made us realize the importance of fast and reliable Wi-Fi at home. Even if the connection provided by an Internet Service Provider is excellent, it is of no use if the Wi-Fi router cannot provide the speed reliably and in a good range. Whether it’s online classes, office work, entertainment or random Internet browsing, an efficient Wi-Fi router is essential to get everything done on time. Here are our recommendations for five Wi-Fi routers available in the local market. Please keep in mind that prices and availability may vary from store to store.

Xiaomi MI 4C R4CM (Global Version)

The MI 4C R4CM Smart Router is ideal for browsing and streaming in the budget router segment. It comes with a 2.4 GHz single-band channel and a maximum speed of 300 Mbps, followed by solid connectivity that is reliable enough for basic needs. This device comes with an easy parental control option through the MI Wi-Fi app, where you can easily control individual content and time over the internet. Wi-Fi optimization is also included and can cover up to 400-500 square feet.

Price: Tk. 1,100 – 1,600/-

Data transfer rate: 300Mbps (Wi-Fi), 100Mbps (LAN)

Frequency: 2.4GHz

Antenna: 4

Ports: 1(WAN), 2(LAN)

Store: Startech, Daraz

TP-Link TL-WR845N 300Mbps Single Band Ethernet Wi-Fi Router

The TP-Link TL-WR845N has three operating modes: Access Point, Range Extender and WISP. The TP-Link Tether app allows quick and easy setup of the router, which comes with three antennas for added Wi-Fi stability. It’s a good option for making Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls, streaming HD videos, and gaming online. The router is capable enough to easily connect to multiple devices such as Google Home and Chromecast.

Price: Tk. 1,500 – 2,100/-

Data transfer rate: 300Mbps (Wi-Fi), 100Mbps (LAN)

Frequency: 2.4GHz

Antenna: 3 external 5dBi antennas

Ports: 1(WAN), 4(LAN)

Store: Techdeal, Ryans Computers

TP-Link Archer C6 AC1200 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

The TP-Link Archer C6 is an amazing router for your home and office with the best value for money. It simultaneously delivers 2.4GHz 300Mbps and 5GHz 867Mbps, for a total of 1200Mbps at available bandwidth with 4 external antennas and one internal antenna, providing optimal coverage with a stable wireless connection. It is easy to configure and install using TP-Link Tether while offering remarkably fast Gigabit connectivity. It provides a seamless connection and avoids Wi-Fi dead zones.

Price: Tk. 3,400 – 4,000/-

Data transfer rate: 1200Mbps (Wi-Fi), 1000Mbps (LAN)

Frequency: 2.4GHz, 5GHz

Antenna: 4 x fixed antennas

Ports: 1(WAN), 4(LAN)

Store: Techland, startech

Tenda F9 600Mbps Single Band Ethernet Wi-Fi Router

The Tenda F9 is a whole-home coverage router that has a speed of 600Mbps on a single 2.4GHz band. The transmission is more efficient and fluid compared to Tenda F3. It is quite easy to install and configure as it supports Smartphone APP remote management. The router has 4x6dBi high gain omnidirectional antennas. It also has a Beamforming feature that improves Wi-Fi range and stability, covering up to 2000 square feet.

Price: Tk. 1,800 – 2,400/-

Data transfer rate: 600Mbps (Wi-Fi)

Frequency: 2.4GHz

Antenna: 4 x 6dBi external antennas

Ports: 1(WAN), 3(LAN)

Store: Computers Ryans, Star Tech

Asus RT-AX55 AX-1800Mbps Dual Band Gigabit (Wi-Fi 6 Router)

Despite being the most expensive option on the list, the Asus RT-AX55 is one of the fastest and cheapest next-gen Wi-Fi 6 routers available in Bangladesh. It supports NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology for faster wireless connections with 2.4 GHz 574 Mbps and 5 GHz 1201 Mbps networking speed, for a total of 1800 Mbps. It has a massive range of approximately 3,700 square feet with increased capacity and efficiency supporting not only MU-MIMO but also OFDMA technique to effectively communicate with multiple devices simultaneously and allocate channels efficiently. It comes with lifetime AiProtection where it blocks all internet security threats for all connected smart devices. The RT-AX55 features a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 256 MB of RAM, 128 MB of storage (Flash) and can connect up to 40 users at once, making it a good choice for public places such as restaurants and offices.

Price: Tk. 10,500 – 12,500/-

Data transfer rate: 1800Mbps (Wi-Fi), 1000Mbps (LAN)

Frequency: 2.4GHz, 5GHz

Antenna: 4x5dbi external antenna

Ports: 1(WAN), 4(LAN)

Store: Techland, Ryans Computers

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