Top 3 budget routers.

Tenda W368R

This model of router offers you “all-in-one”. Tenda W368R is N-class router  with 4 Ethernet ports, firewall and access point. This router uses MIMO technology, which isn’t used in G-class. WDS technology is bridge between other wireless devices. It’s necessary to make WLAN networking zone more larger. You can set up your router’s configuration easily by using special setup wizard from Tenda company or in web interface (192.168.O.1) Router has 2 internal antennas 2dbi. Main features of this device are style and weight. You can hold this device without effort, because motherboard is 1/5 of device’s  size.  Tenda W368R is really good choice for this price. Small radiator cooling satisfactory. Bundled with Ethernet cable and power supply.


NETGEAR WNR612 is unusual futuristic-designed router with rounded corners and vertical standing option.  Small size (3х9,5х14 cm) is big difference between competitor’s routers, but number of Ethernet ports has decreased.  So you can find power supply connector, RESET button, two LAN ports and one Ethernet port on backside cover of router.  Presence of through holes  is used for passive cooling, which is enough for hardware platform. There are two integrated antennas. You can’t connect external antenna. You can set up NETGEAR WNR612 configuration in web interface ( model has good perfomance for low price. That device supports 802.11n, but speed of data sharing is better than 802.11g. Bundled with Ethernet cable, power adapter and vertical stand.


TP-LINK TL-WR702N is Chinese budget router which available in different colors – blue, pink and green. This router is like card reader. Manufacturers put antennas inside router for compactness and  cheapness.  On router’s case you can find Ethernet port, MicroUSB port, RESET button and light work indicator, which changing flashing intensity depending on current mode of using. Device supports bridge connection mode which is used to combine Wi-Fi networks. Moreover, you can use device as repeater , increasing primary access point signal strength. There is a Client mode, which is used to connect to Wi-Fi network even device has only Ethernet port. Don’t worry about encryption methods. You can set up TP-LINK TL-WR702N in web interface. Some models use 192.168.l.254 IP address, but this model use This router supports all popular methods. Bundled with LAN cable and power supply. In bundle box you can find only necessary things.