Today we are comparing two WiFi Budget Routers which are available at around 800 Rs range in market. Both D-link 600m vs TP-link 740n are the highest online selling models.
Obvious that at this price-point you will get reasonable range at bandwidth of 150 MBps in this range, so don’t expect any fancy range and astonishing data transfer rates.
Both D-Link & Tp-link’s wireless routers are known for their stable wireless performance & good range, however Tp-Link is fairly new company compared to D-Link which has come long way till now.
Here are the most famous and highest sold models I have selected for comparison and buying decision :
D-link 600m vs TP-link 740n
Here is compilation table showing the main features such as Speed, Security, Possible Range, Data Transfer Rate and Common Features among both. And at the end of post I do have a recommendation for you 🙂
Mind it that I have used both TP-Link & D-link WiFi Routers at my home [I will tell which one I have debarred and why after you go through the comparison table]
|TP-Link TL-WR740N||D-Link Dir-600M|
|Wireless Data Rates||150 Mbps|
|Input Type||RJ-45 (Ethernet Cable)
Supported by Broadband ISPs Such as Hathway, ACT, Tikona, Airtel Fibrenet, MyWorld, Nextra, Siti Cable, You Broadband, Spectranet etc.
|Antennas||1 Fixed Omni-directional|
|LAN Ports||4 Numbers|
|WAN port||One Number|
|Security Features||Both have Same Security Features [WPA / WPA2 encryption]
DoS & SPI Firewall, IP & Mac Address Filters, Domain Filters & IP / Mac Address Binding
|Bandwidth Control||Available [Control Bandwidth Allotted for Each PC]|
|Power consumption||5 Watts||Not available on website|
|Dimensions||11.7 x 17.5 x 3.3 cm||27.4 x 20.8 x 6.8 cm|
|Warranty||3 Year Limited|
|Check Latest Price||TP-Link TL-WR740N on Amazon||D-Link Dir-600M on Amazon|
|899 Rs Flipkart||849 Rs Flipkart|
Both D-Link Dir-600M Vs 740n Wireless Router are having
- Wireless data transmission speed is good for Video Streaming, Online Gaming and Internet Calling
- IP based bandwidth control allows administrators to determine how much bandwidth is allotted to each PC
- Wireless security encryption available at a push of QSS button
- WDS wireless bridge provides seamless bridging to expand your wireless network
- Seamlessly compatible with 80211b/g/n devices
As you can see that both D-link 600m vs TP-link 740n WiFi routers have same specifications except the colour ! [D-Link is Black & TP-Link is White], so surely color can’t be your selection criteria 😛 right ?
I bought both of these, TP-link for me and D-Link for my relative. Before handing over D-link to my relative I checked both 1:1 for performance and range. While I kept both of them to the same location (so that all other things like walls & interferences) remain same. D-Link had slightly lower range so I was not able to get clear signal at end of my house, whereas TP-Link performed well 🙂 So I am still using TP-Link Router …
TP-link 740n deserves the overall product recommendation.
What are possible improvements in D-link 600m vs TP-link 740n
- Addition of Clear Channel Assessment technology which allows the wireless router to scan channels, determine which ones are being used to avoid possible channel conflicts. This surely helps to improve the WiFi performance.
- Also one more thing I don’t like for both of these models is same color display LED’s for all functions ! I think clear distinction like i-Ball routers with Blue color LED for WiFi, Red for Internet etc gives you idea of status from a distance [Being located in top corners normally in homes]
Tips on your Router location
- Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link router and other network devices to a minimum – each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.
- Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (.5 meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At a 2-degree angle it looks over 42 feet (14 meters) thick! Position devices so that the signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better reception.
- Building Materials make a difference. A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position access points, wireless routers, and computers so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways. Materials and objects such as glass, steel, metal, walls with insulation, water (Fish tanks), mirrors, File cabinets, brick, and concrete will degrade your wireless signal.
- Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise.
- If you are using 2.4 GHz cordless phones or X-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans, lights, and home security systems), your wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely. Make sure your 2.4 GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. The base transmits a signal even if the phone in not in use.