Best cheap routers of 2016


Wireless networking doesn't have to be expensive. If you just want to share a connection to the Internet, a simple Wireless-N router will do the job just fine. The good news is there are now many affordable Wireless-N routers.

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TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router

Considering its insanely cheap price, the TP-Link TL-WR841N is a great buy for a small home with modest Wi-Fi needs.

Price: $17.45 - $20.33 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Belkin N+ Wireless Router

The Belkin N+ Wireless Router is a great performer with excellent range and throughput speed. If its bulky design and lack of 5GHz frequency support don't put you off, the router is worth every penny of its $100 or so price tag.

Price: $79.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent Belkin N+ Wireless Router

D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router

Unless you live in a very small home and need a color router to match, skip D-Link's latest DIR-818LW in favor of more powerful options.

Price: $56.44 - $68.66 Check prices

2.5 stars OK

D-Link HD Media Router 1000

The good-looking D-Link HD Media Router 1000 DIR-657 is a very good router, though it doesn't offer much over the company's previous model, the DIR-655.

Price: $74.95 - $109.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router

The D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router makes a great solution for those who just need a simple wireless network to share the Internet access among devices. Its cloud-based management feature also proves to be a helpful and practical bonus.

Price: $28.95 - $35.43 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

D-Link DIR-645 Amplifi Whole Home Router 1000

The unique-looking and compact D-Link Amplifi Whole Home Router 1000 (DIR-645) makes a very good investment for homes that need a fast wired network and good Wi-Fi signal coverage.

Price: $69.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Linksys E1200 Monitor N300 Wireless-N Router

Underpowered but supereasy to use and affordable, the Linksys E1200 makes a good entry-level Wireless-N router for home users.

3 stars Good
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