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    Default Router for 8-9 wireless connection

    I'll need a router to provide wireless internet to 8 - 9 clients simultaneously.
    which one is the cheapest router that can do it?

    Any suggestion is more than welcome.

    PS: I've TP-LINK 720 and 740. I suppose they won't be able to server 8-9 clients simultaneously?

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    is there a limit on number of clients to be connected? i have tp-link wr841n and one desktop, one laptop and 2/3 phones are almost constantly connected. sometimes more. never had any problems or massive drops in speed.

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    All routers can serve a lot of clients, 8-9 is a breeze for any router. Professional routers are needed for 50-100+ clients because that much concurrent connection sometimes causes routers to freeze and needs frequent restarting, nothing else.

    My TP-Link-1043ND is currently serving 7 WiFi and 1 wired devices without any problem.
    Last edited by Swapnil; December 18th, 2014 at 19:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaz_swapnil View Post
    All routers can serve a lot of clients, 8-9 is a breeze for any router. Professional routers are needed for 50-100+ clients because that much concurrent connection sometimes causes routers to freeze and needs frequent restarting, nothing else.

    My TP-Link-1043ND is currently serving 7 WiFi and 1 wired devices without any problem.
    if more than 4 user is connected to the 740 wifi, then it starts showing problems. Sometimes suddenly wi-fi disconnects and router is required to be restarted before anyone can connect to wi-fi.
    However, there's no problem in wired connection.
    the router is on tp-link firmware.

    btw, How much did your 1043ND cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badhon_raj View Post
    if more than 4 user is connected to the 740 wifi, then it starts showing problems. Sometimes suddenly wi-fi disconnects and router is required to be restarted before anyone can connect to wi-fi.
    However, there's no problem in wired connection.
    the router is on tp-link firmware.

    btw, How much did your 1043ND cost?
    That is indeed the type of problem that should happen if non-commercial routers are used with too many users, but I'm surprised it happens with only 4 users for the 740.

    The 1043ND was 6k when I bought it. It was actually the the lowest priced router I could find which had 1Gbps ethernet ports, USB and was fully supported by open source firmwares like DD-WRT or OpenWRT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaz_swapnil View Post
    The 1043ND was 6k when I bought it. It was actually the the lowest priced router I could find which had 1Gbps ethernet ports, USB and was fully supported by open source firmwares like DD-WRT or OpenWRT.
    ad the 740 is 1500/=
    It has openwrt and ddwrt support btw.
    Do you think DDWRT can improve it?

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