Top 5 Home Wireless Routers

Summary

The RT-N16 is quite the Wireless-N dream router for enthusiasts, with its support of Gigabit LAN, USB ports, and onboard memory.

A great Wireless-N Gigabit router from Buffalo, the G300NH is priced sweet, packed with features, and does not perform badly.

A NAS-box, print-server, media streaming & photo frame are some of this exciting multi-functional WiFi router's additional roles.

A high-end dual-band wireless router designed for home entertainment pursuits.

A lot of expectations ride on this wireless router. Can the 300 Mbps speed, 5 GHz support, and Gigabit LAN take it to the top?

PCWorld Rating
88 Very Good
87 Very Good
85 Very Good
85 Very Good
81 Very Good
Price (Rs.)
6,700
4,900
13,000
9,000
9,900

Features & Specifications

Gigabit LAN ports

Yes, four

Yes, four

Yes, four

Yes, four

Yes, four

Wireless Network Standards Support

802.11n, 802.11 b/g

802.11n, 802.11 b/g

802.11n, 802.11 b/g

802.11n, 802.11 b/g

802.11n, 802.11 b/g

Antennae

3 external, adjustable, detachable

2 external, adjustable

internal, concealed

internal, concealed

internal, concealed

USB Port

Yes, 2 ports (storage and printer sharing)

Yes, 1 port (storage sharing)

Yes, 2 ports (storage and printer sharing)

Yes, 1 port (storage sharing)

Yes, 1 port (storage sharing)

300 Mbps WiFi-N

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Radio Spectrum Bands

2.4 GHz

2.4 GHz

2.4 GHz

2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, simultaneous dual-band

2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, dual-band

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wireless Repeater Function

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dynamic DNS updating

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Firmware upgradable

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Notable Design Features

Detachable antennae

Flexible external antennae

3.2-inch LCD, 2.5-inch internal SATA drive bay

Can blend in with A/V equipment

Stand for horizontal/vertical operation

Performance

2m, unencrypted

7.4 MB/s

5m, WPA2 encrypted

7 MB/s

10m, WPA2 encrypted

5.7 MB/s

15m, WPA2 encrypted (2.4 GHz)

3.1 MB/s

15m, WPA2 encrypted (5 GHz)

6.05 MB/s

25m, WPA2 encrypted (2.4 GHz)

0.41 MB/s