Best Dual Band Routers in India 2020 (Under 1500, 2000, 3000 & 10000)
Updated on 2020-03-15 by Shivam Setia
Access to the internet has become a need of every household today. Though mobile operators offer good data packs, WiFi Router is needed in both home and office for high-speed internet connection. The type of WiFi router determines the speed and area you can cover with it. Dual-band routers were introduced to cope with the growing need and in this article, we have covered the best dual-band routers in India 2020.
Dual-band routers help you get Wi-Fi speeds in the Gigabits range. The routers in this article have support for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands and the best routers from brands like TP-Link, D-Link, Linksys have been covered. These routers are available from Rs. 1500 to around 10000. So if you are looking for a budget router under 2000 or 3000, or looking for a premium router in 5000 to 10000 price range, you will find it here.
So let us now check the best dual-band routers that you can buy.
Here is a list of best dual-band routers in India 2020:
|TP-Link Archer Wireless Dual Band Router|
|iBall Banton Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router|
|D-Link WiFi DIR-878 Dual Band Router|
|TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router|
|Linksys EA7500 AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router|
1. TP-Link Archer Wireless Dual Band Router:
The easy-on pocket dual-band Wi-Fi router with up to 433 Mbps of speed over the 5GHz band
The Archer C20 AC750 from TP-Link is perfect for those who are looking at covering a home or office in a range of 1000 to 1500 Sq ft. Featuring a 3-antenna design the Archer C20 AC750 will deliver strong connections without dropping speed within its coverage areas. Being a dual-band Wi-Fi, the router supports speeds on both the bands 2.4GHz being the lower one while the 5GHz being the upper band.
That said the 2.4GHz band supports up to a very decent 300Mbps, while the 5GHz band supports up to 433Mbps of speeds. The router can easily provide stable connections up to 12 devices and this is simply amazing for a product of its price. The router three fixed omnidirectional antennas and a blue top which has a diamond pattern making it look very attractive.
As it is just a router, you would need to add a modem to it. Overall, the performance is great and you would be able to stream HD videos and play games on your laptop, mobile, and TV without any lag. TP-Link is a well-known brand in the router category and this one is the best wifi router for home and office at a price of under Rs. 1500.
2. iBall Baton Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router:
The gigabit internet Wi-Fi router on a budget with mesh technology
If you are on a budget and do want a router that can run that extra mile providing you with speeds of 1000+ Mbps or 1Gbps the iB-WRD12GN from iBall is the way to go. Featuring a quad antenna design and all-black body the iBall Baton looks very robust.
The iB-WRD12GN comes with a dual-band antenna design which enables it to deliver great speeds at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz band. The iB-WRD12GN features what iBall likes calling Beamforming technology. What it does is it sends targeted Wi-Fi signals to the user’s device not only avoiding signal loss but also delivering better speeds to the devices.
One of the greatest features of the iB-WRD12GN is the combination of the Beamforming technology along with the quad antenna design results in a speed up to 1200Mbps. It also supports mesh technology, which means you can increase the range whenever required by more devices. This is the best router in India under the 2000 budget.
3. D-Link Wi-Fi DIR-878 Dual Band Router:
The high-performance router with MU-MIMO support and 1300+600 Mbps speed
If you are planning on gaming online without any lag or if you are planning on streaming 4K content on YouTube that your favorite YouTuber makes. And in general, if you want an absolute uninterrupted streaming experience the DIR-878 from D-Link is the way to go.
The DIR-878 is a dual-band router to be with supporting both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Individually the 2.4Ghz band can deliver up to 600Mbps while the 5GHz band can deliver up to 1300Mbps speed which in itself is great and more than what you would require.
Another great feature is its MU-MIMO support with 3x3 data streams. This is achieved by using beamforming for directing speed to targeted networks, QoS engine for traffic prioritizing and the smart antenna design to give you the best result and coverage everywhere in your house. This is the best wifi router for the long-range in India at a price of under 3000 and is suited for both home and office.
4. TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router:
The gigabit router with support for USB port for wireless file sharing
The Archer AC1200 from TP-link features an all-black body which is very stealthy to look at. The only labels that you will see on the router are the brand name on top and the AC1200 logo upfront. The router also comes with green led logos that display the connection on the router which gives it a very different look.
In terms of speed, the Archer C1200 is capable of pushing up to 300Mbps on its 2.4GHz band and 800+ Mbps on its 5GHz band. What’s really amazing is this that in its dual-band mode the router is capable of pushing a massive 1200Mbps of speed which is amazing.
Another feature that makes the AC1200 unique is the inclusion of a USB port for storage and file transferring which makes it a great option for purchase overall. Go for it if you are looking for a router under 2000.
5. Linksys Max-Stream EA7500 AC1900 Dual-Band Wireless Router:
A premium high-speed router with 3x3 Wireless AC support and dual USB ports for file sharing
If you have a pretty big family or a lot of room-mates of let’s say, 10+ members. If a lot of them are playing online games or streaming videos, the Max-Stream EA7500 from Linksys id the way to go.
Featuring a total of 1900Mbps speed on the dual-band, the Max-Stream EA7500 is a beast of a router. However, when not used by multiple users it is smart enough to drop down to 2.4GHz or 5GHz to deliver 300Mbps and 1300Mbps respectively.
The inclusion of a 1.4Ghz dual-core processor ensures that connected devices are able to receive high-speed data evenly. Also, thanks to the 3x3 wireless AC feature, users can now get to experience the stronger and faster performance with the 3 simultaneous data streams. Plus, there is a USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports available on the router via which you can shares files wirelessly with the whole network.
All in all, with a robust design, dual USB ports for data sharing, 3 data streams, and a coverage range of 1500 Sq ft, the Max-Stream EA7500 is an option that you can't go wrong with.
So those were the 5 best high-speed dual-band routers available in India. If your use is very basic, you can go with the first option which offers great value for money. If your use is mode advanced, going for one of the expensive routers makes sense.
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