ADSL Wireless Router buying guide.

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  • Security Underground 10/19/2012, 7:45 AM Reply

    Another great post, as always, Sujith.
    This is a very confusing topic and maybe will remain so, even to so called “technicians”.
    On a sider note, TP Link routers have been my brand of choice (I’m in Brazil) and D-Link models the ones to be avoided, since they are the most faulty ones, 7 out of 10.

  • santhu 12/02/2012, 4:48 PM Reply

    how to use ACT modem as rooter?

  • surya prakash 01/09/2013, 10:11 AM Reply

    dear sir, i have newly purchased hauwei 556 a modem but unable to use with adsl bsnl broadband fixe line. please gudie me.

    • Sujith 01/09/2013, 11:32 AM Reply

      After connecting the router with Ethernet cable access the configuration settings page by typing or in browser. Use VPI VCI as 0, 35 for BSNL connection. Connection type PPPoE, User id and password as supplied by BSNL.

      • shabnam 03/26/2014, 11:18 AM Reply

        what to do if my computer is not connected to the internet then how can i access the configuration settings page by typing or in browser.
        pls reply soon

        • Sujith 03/26/2014, 8:26 PM Reply

          To access you need not to be connected to internet.

  • Bibaswan Datta 01/25/2013, 12:57 PM Reply

    Dear Sir,
    How powerful are the wireless signals ?
    I live in an old house with 20 inch thick walls and high ceilings (10 ft)
    I plan to use 2 computers set on 2 floors ( Ground floor and 1st floor)
    Thank you .
    Please help.

  • Saravanan 03/02/2013, 4:18 PM Reply

    Thanks for tthe good informations sir

  • Anuj 04/20/2013, 7:30 PM Reply

    Hi Sujith

    I found 3 ADSL Modem cum router with 3G backup in India.
    2. TP-LINK TD-W8968 300Mbps
    3. Huawei HG556a

    There is a big price difference between 1st and the next 2. Can you suggest the pros and cons for these and which one should I go for?

    I want to use it with my Airtel phone connection with 3G as a backup. I would prefer if there is no restriction on the 3G dongle which I use.


  • Raghav 05/31/2013, 3:01 PM Reply

    Can u please tell me as what is the difference between
    TP-LINK TD-W8151N
    TP-LINK TD-W8951ND
    two models of TP-link modem .

  • sethu 08/22/2013, 9:15 PM Reply

    Dear Sir, your information is very useful. I searched for the model in ebay i.e. Huawei HG556a 3G Wi-Fi Lan Router/Adsl2 . I read the specifications and I came to know that it is not ‘N’ type. So please suggest a N type model with 3G backup but with lower price as similar to this.

    Also is there any unlock methods available to convert to N type or any software/firmware upgrade?

    Hope to get reply from you….

    • Sujith 08/27/2013, 9:18 PM Reply

      Conversion to an N type router through Firmware/software update is not feasible. You have to go for another one.

  • abhishek 06/03/2014, 12:13 AM Reply

    sir which is better N300 of dlink or Iball because both r d’link which one to choose

  • sandeep 06/20/2014, 7:55 AM Reply

    Do I need a modem also for bsnl broadband with asus RT 12n c1 router..

    Please suggest me if yes then which is the best router cum modem.

  • BSM 11/20/2014, 10:16 PM Reply

    very useful and informative. Thanks a lot. I could understand a bit about wi-fi router cum modem (ADSL Routers).

  • Hp 11/25/2014, 7:54 AM Reply

    Please confirm if the iball IB-WRA 150N 150M Wireless ADSL2 Router is compatible with Airtel Broadband?

    • NRD 12/03/2014, 11:58 AM Reply

      Yes Mr. HP. iball IB-WRA 150N will support Airtel Broadband…

  • D Krishna Swamy 11/29/2014, 10:03 PM Reply


    I am having Easy box 630A with me. I want it to connect to BSNL Broadband.

    The first thing is to connect Line form BSNL there is RJ 45 socket on modem where as the BSNL line is RJ 11 connector.

    Then the second thing is for configuration I couldn’t change vpi/vci to 0/35 from 0/32.

    kindly advise on the above ie., how to make it workable for BSNL broadband

  • Meraj Shah 12/03/2014, 6:21 PM Reply

    Thanks Sujith,

    Quite an informative post. I’ve been trying to figure out how to go about setting up this home network all day and I think I finally have some clarity. I’m going to invest in a WD Cloud, and get myself a 300-600mbps router. The whole idea is setting up my own cloud because I travel a lot and my Air doesn’t have that kind of memory.
    I was very tempted to pick up the Apple Time Capsule -it supports the 801.11ac protocol and everything else, plus doubles up as a router and an NAS. The only problem there was that I would then need to also invest in a router since it’s not ADSL.
    Anyway thank you again, and let me know if you have any thoughts on the subject.



  • sri varsh 12/14/2014, 9:32 PM Reply

    sir , which is better router between D-Link DIR-600M Wireless N150 Home Router and Digisol 150 Mbps Wireless Broadband Home Router.

  • KUNAL 01/23/2015, 1:22 AM Reply

    Hey I have digisol dg-bg4011n router. I have inter connection of act broadband and g broadband. Guide me how to use the router for this as everyone is saying that I can’t use this router causr this a adsl 2 router only phone connection can be connected to this. As its line port has rj11 port instead of rj45 port. Please guide me. It has normal land port to but in the output section. Pleas help


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