Need help in buying router with modem in a budget


TigerKing

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I'm using MTNL broadband.
Can you please suggest me Router with modem??
I just surf and download most of the times. No LAN gaming etc. Online gaming link PubG. Internet speed is 10mbps.
Also using file sharing on same network from laptop to computer.

I found TP- Link router which supports both ADSL and WAN input..

TP-Link TD-W9970 300 Mbps Wireless N USB VDSL/ADSL Modem Router https://www.amazon.in/dp/B013OXVA6M/

Also I list out different routers, please suggest me best.. also what's the difference between them?

TP-LINK TD-W8961N 300Mbps fixed Antenna Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00RK5VU5M/

TP-Link Archer C20 AC750 Wireless Dual Band Router (Blue, Not a Modem) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B0759QMF85/

D-Link DSL-2750U Wireless N 300 ADSL2 + Router https://www.amazon.in/dp/B007O7J026/
 

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TP-Link TD-W9970 300 Mbps Wireless N USB VDSL/ADSL Modem Router https://www.amazon.in/dp/B013OXVA6M/

TP-LINK TD-W8961N 300Mbps fixed Antenna Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00RK5VU5M/
Be cautious with this one. As this is similar model as W9970. Me and @prabs had similar model with USB port and it is one of worst purchase I made. Recently, @prabs 's router died and mine got auto-reset

TP-Link Archer C20 AC750 Wireless Dual Band Router (Blue, Not a Modem) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B0759QMF85/
This does not support ADSL.

Possible for you to buy two separate devices ? Should be less of headache.

@vivek.krishnan can give better suggestion than me though.
 
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TigerKing

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Be cautious with this one. As this is similar model as W9970. Me and @prabs had similar model with USB port and it is one of worst purchase I made. Recently, @prabs 's router died and mine got auto-reset


This does not support ADSL.

Possible for you to buy two separate devices ? Should be less of headache.

@vivek.krishnan can give better suggestion than me though.
I don't want to buy 2 seperate things..
All the products on Amazon are router+modem.

Actually the case is......
We were using tp link wr 740n router + D-Link dsl 2520u modem..
After using several years D-Link modem died, so replacement done within warranty..
Now again new replacement D-Link modem died, now it's out of warranty..
TP-Link router is still working fine but D-Link modem is dying again and again..
 

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All my neighbours have a Tenda wifi router and it's wifi signal comes from a building away inside my house through three walls. I wonder what sort of wifi power output these Tenda routers give out.
 

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Be cautious with this one. As this is similar model as W9970. Me and @prabs had similar model with USB port and it is one of worst purchase I made. Recently, @prabs 's router died and mine got auto-reset


This does not support ADSL.

Possible for you to buy two separate devices ? Should be less of headache.

@vivek.krishnan can give better suggestion than me though.
I had a W8968 V2. This router was troublesome from the beginning. It would freeze after a few minutes if USB share via FTP was enabled alongwith SMB. So you would have to set it up that way and it took me a while to figure it out.

Sadly the other versions had even more issues but were a bit stable. The biggest issue was I think with V5 model where 1 antenna was fake. This was brought to my notice by @avi

The router did serve well and the usb port coupled with a pendrive did make it a cheap nas solution but sadly after 5 years or so it finally kicked the bucket.

It was a jack of all trades but master of none. I have replaced it with D-LInk Dir 615. Ever since I switched to Airtel's V-Fiber it was being used as a repeater and not a modem so DIR 615 is a good choice.

While I was hunting for a router I did run into this Tenda router of yours. It has 3 5 Dbi antennae instead of the regular 2 at that price point and still cheaper than the DIR 615 but I have no idea about Tenda's ASS (After sales service) so decided against it.