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Hello, I have to buy a new router as my old one got damaged during lightning strike. My last one was a 802.11g router (TP-LINK TL-WR340GD). I've read stuffs on 802.11g vs n vs ac and single band vs dual-band and related stuffs for the last few hours. Please look at the following website of the store I'm gonna buy from:

https://www.ryanscomputers.com/Network-Router/All-Brands/

My budget is around 4000 tk. And going through the routers available there, I found D-Link DIR-816L 750 Mbps to be the best as it offers 802.11ac, supports dual band(300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz+433 Mbps on 5 GHz) and is priced at 3200

Another choice available there is TP-LINK Archer C20 AC750 Wireless Dual Band Router which seems to have similar characteristics although price is higher at 4200 tk.

So do you think I should go with the D-Link one? Please share if you have any other suggestions after going through that website.

Also I've found other 802.11n 3x3 stream(450Mbps) routers there with price around 3000 tk but I think 802.11ac single-stream should be better than 802.11n triple-stream. Right?

Lastly the D-Link router I referred to in its website (http://us.dlink.com/us/en/home-solutions/connect_us/routers/dir-816l-wireless-ac750-cloud-router.html) says it has standard: IEEE 802.11ac (draft)

I was wondering if the draft part might mean I might not be getting the original 802.11ac standard.

Waiting for your replies.

Thank you.
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I'm sorry, I don't know how much TK is in USD, but I would definitely suggest you go with a dual band AC router. This should last you quite a while, especially if you have been on G this long. Most all new devices support 5ghz (the additional "band"), and most of those support AC now.

The best way to pack a ton of features found in expensive routers into a cheaper router, is to use a custom firmware like DD-WRT, but you have to make sure that the router supports it.

If you would rather not fool around with custom firmware and just want it to work well out of the box with a reasonable feature set and performance, check out the TP-Link Archer C50.

If you can afford it, the TP-Link Archer C7 is a great pick that will have better range and features.
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