Best 802.11 AC Routers to buy this Diwali

By Mithun Mohandas | Updated Oct 07 2014
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Wireless Routers are a necessity these days but 802.11 AC routers are worth the investment. With enough bandwidth to stream HD content to multiple clients, these routers are getting all the more commonplace. Here's a list of the best that money can buy and also the most economical models available today.

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Netgear Nighthawk R8000 (Above Rs.20,000)

If you've got the money for this then it's pretty much the most bandwidth you can get from a single device. This unit is capable of cumulative speeds of up to 3.2Gbps.

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ASUS RT-AC87U (Above Rs.20,000)

For a few bucks less you get this beast from ASUS that gives 2.3Gbps and comes with ASUS's own feature rich firmware which is a variant of the Open Source firmware and is dubbed the ASUSWRT.

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TP-LINK ARCHER C7 AC1750 (Around Rs.10,000)

In our next budget segment which falls mid way between the enthusiast and budget range is the TP-LINK Archer C7 which is gives speeds of up to 1.7Gbps. This is the most you can get for the price.

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Belkin AC750 DB F9K1103zb (Under Rs.10,000)

Belkin's F9K1103zb is the only one on the list with internal antennae but that shouldn't be a downer. This unit is capable of 750 Mbps and has a pretty neat looking firmware to go with it.

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D-Link DIR 803 (Under Rs.10,000)

If you absolutely want to get with 802.11ac then this is pretty much where it begins. The DIR 803 is the most economical AC router and is capable of speeds of up to 750 Mbps.

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