Getting a new Wifi router for your home or office is so confusing as you get thousands of options available in the market. It’s very tough to compare TP-Link and D-Link as both are the most trustworthy router brands in India.
TP-Link TLWR841N and D-Link DIR-615 are budget routers that offers up to 300 Mbps speed, longer Wifi range and some cool features that we’ll discuss in this article.
By the end of this article, you’ll be able to make an informed choice whether TLWR841N or DIR-615 is suitable for you to address your needs.
TP-Link TL-WR841N Overview
TP-Link TL-WR841N Wifi router is compatible with old as well as new laptops or computers. The router WR841N has IPv6, which makes it future proof. TP Link is easy to install and extremely fast and thus, great for the gaming experience.
The router is of great use for small places like quaint cafes or offices or even your home. Since the router has 2 antennas the range is higher and very powerful, so you do not have to worry about not being able to connect.
D-Link DIR-615 Overview
D-Link DIR-615 model is one of the best router with features like high speed, easy installation, strong connection, and so on.
The router connects well even if you are sitting away up to 230 feet. This makes the router just right for offices and small businesses, also for gaming because of up to 300 Mbps speed.
D-Link also provide a 3-year warranty for the same.
TP-Link TL-WR841N vs D-Link DIR-615
TP-Link TL-WR841N has an amazing range of 70 metres and the 2 antennas allow the range to get higher and can reach up to 2 bedrooms in a house.
The same goes for the D-Link dir-615 router. The range for this router is also 70 metres and it has 2 antennas too. Considering both have the same range they both could be applauded. Although, the D-Link model is a bit faster and higher with its range!
#2. Bandwidth & Speed
The speed of the WiFi can determine the amount of time it would take to load a particular file. The bandwidth speed of TP-Link TL-WR841N is 300 Mbps, which means that it has a range of 24 GHz.
The same is the case for the D Link dir-615 router. This router also has a speed of 300 Mbps, although, TP Link is a little faster as compared to D Link.
Security in a router keeps viruses, other hosts, and hackers at bay. The security encryption in the TP link’s router includes WEP, WPA, WPA2, and WPA/WPA2 enterprise encryption methods. Along with that, there is an SPI firewall, IP and MAC binding, and application layer gateway that keep your wifi secure.
The D-Link’s model has WPA-PSK for your personal use along with the WPA2-PSK. They also offer the WPS feature, which is the WiFi Protected Set-up, which doesn’t have any guest zone to allow guests or unwanted users to be under the same WiFi. Thus, we think the extra protection that D Link provides is better tha TP Link!
Antennas help to determine the range and strength of the WiFi. The TP-link model has 2 antennas and so does the D Link model.
Thus, deciding between the two routers became difficult. TP Link has a faster and stronger network and has 5 DBI antennas, thus, we think it works better!
Both are budget routers under the similar price range. So all you need to do is decide which one you want based on your preference for the above-mentioned factors of the routers.
#6. Other Features
There are a lot of other features you can keep in mind before deciding one, such as the ports like WAN and LAN, provided in both. You can decide which colour you would prefer as the TP-Link router comes in white and D Link in black.
The wires and setup methods and connections provided in the box can be a major factor, as you don’t want to spend extra on one wire that may not be available in the box like is the case in D Link’s package. Also, certain software may not be available like in the case of TP-Link, and thus checking the features for both are extremely necessary!
Go with TP-Link TL-WR841N if you are looking for a stronger Wifi connection and better range at 2 BHK home.
You can opt for D Link DIR-615 if you’re looking for a router for your office as it has higher security protection.