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ASUS RT-AC53 AC750 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router

Overview:

ASUS’s very affordable wireless router, the ASUS RT-AC53 AC750, was released quite some time ago. You can set up the IP address 192.168.1.4 easily with the installation of this router at home. Anyone who wants a moderately fast network with all essential network capabilities and add-ons like VPN, Parental Controls, and more but doesn’t want to break the bank should consider buying it. 

Unboxing:

The package is agile, like that of other ASUS routers. The router, a network cable, a power adapter, warranty paper, and a short setup guide are all included when you open the package. There was no accompanying support disc.

Apart from the standard features, the RT-AC53 has detachable power plugs for various types of power outlets, like the RT-N18U. The unboxing process is straightforward, quick, and painless, precisely what you’d expect from a budget router. 

Price:

You can get this at $33 or Rs 2499. 

Design:

It’s not often that we get a nice-looking budget-end router to review, but that’s precisely what we got this time. The ASUS RT-AC53 has a textured design that you’ll notice right away, making the router seem premium in your hands.

According to the manufacturer, this router is lightweight and includes SmartQoS, which enables the router to restrict the throughput of your internet speed. There are enough air vents to keep this router cool under heavy usage.

Hardware Specifications:

The ASUS RT-AC53 wireless router has a limited set of hardware features. It has a MediaTek MT7620A processor with a frequency of 580 MHz, 64 MB of RAM, and 8 MB of firmware storage space. It supports all current networking protocols, including 802.11ac and 802.11n.

The theoretical bandwidth for 2.4 GHz is 300 Mbps, and for 5 GHz, it is 433 Mbps for 733 Mbps. However, while this router supports wired Ethernet connections up to 1 Gbps, it only has two Ethernet ports in addition to the one for connecting to the internet.

Performance:

Finally, there’s the performance, where all of the physical specifications on paper come to life. ASUS’ router outperforms its rival by a significant margin, particularly in terms of reachability.

Fios

FiOS G3100 Wi-Fi Router

Overview:

Fios Router is the router provided by Verizon Fios.

While utilizing your Fios internet supports the new Wi-Fi 6 technology, which provides faster data rates, a better network connection, and even more device capacity than standard routers. The My Fios app can also help you keep track of your Wi-Fi. 

Unboxing:

The Verizon G3100 router is more attractive than previous Verizon routers, and it resembles a cross between a Google Home. 

The current link to the Verizon G3100 user guide/manual is here.

LINK: https://fccid.io/RAXG3100/User-Manual/User-Manual-4330452.pdf

Power Cable is included Ethernet Adapter. 

Price:

It is priced at Rs 24500 or $326. 

Design:

It comes in an aesthetic white and has a tri-band frequency, 802.11a/b/g/n, 5.8 GHz Radio Frequency, 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency. And has an app with which we can control.

Hardware Specifications:

It has Wi-Fi 6 technology, the next-generation wireless standard that offers much more compelling data rates and capacity than Wi-Fi 5 — nearly three times faster.

The Fios Router, on the other hand, provides much more than just a speed bump. Its Wi-Fi 6 technology provides a faster network connection and raises the bar for performance. As a result, you’ll be able to connect numerous devices at once, with a more fantastic range, power efficiency, and security.

Performance:

The Fios Router is well-designed, high-end equipment. It’s a dependable and tough router, which means it’ll be subjected to a lot of abuse. This router is well worth owning if you want to improve your and your family’s internet experience.

Xfinity

Xfinity CGM4331COM router

Overview:

Xfinity Gateway routers are all-in-one devices that provide Internet and voice connectivity and whole-home Wi-Fi coverage, network management, and speed for the ultimate connected experience.

Up to 1 Gigabit speeds, extensive coverage, proprietary Wi-Fi management tools, Parental Controls, and xFi Pods for additional coverage are all available. 

Unboxing:

It has an extravagant design in the market. It comes with a wireless box for self-installation. Also known as the flexbox. It even supports 4K resolution. 

Price:

Xfinity charges $14(Rs 1050) per month. You can buy a Pod for $119(Rs 14000). 

Design:

Its appealing appearance makes it ideal for placement in a central open space for optimal broadcasting. It features a new colorway (white/Gray) to match your home decor, a less distracting LED light, the fastest speeds, more ports, the most comprehensive coverage, exclusive Wi-Fi management tools, Parental Controls, and xFi Pods for extended range, as well as exclusive Wi-Fi management tools, Parental Controls, and xFi Pods for extended coverage.

Hardware Specifications:

WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup): Yes, Xfinity xFi Eligible: Yes, Maximum Data Throughput: 2.5 Gbps, WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup): Yes, Xfinity xFi Eligible: Yes, Xfinity xFi Eligible: Yes, Xfinity xFi Eligible: Yes, Xfinity xFi Eligible Xfinity xFi Advanced Security: Yes, Xfinity xFi Advanced Security: Yes, Xfinity xFi Advanced Security: Yes. Battery Backup Capability: Check, Two telephone ports: check, Cordless phone links: There, Hotspot Capable: Yes, Compatible with Xfinity Protection: Yes, Compatible with Xfinity Home Self Protection: Yes, Compatible with Xfinity Home Pro Protection: Yes. 

Performance:

Customers that lease an xFi gateway will have access to enhanced network security measures at no additional cost. Customers will be able to use the now-free service. You can administer the service through the xFi mobile app once it’s been rolled out to you. 

Finally, considering all the aspects, the ASUS RT-AC53 AC750 is the best affordable router with excellent overall performance.

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