Wireless networks are quickly taking over as the norm as compared to earlier wired networks. 3G dongles are now increasingly common and pretty much any new mobile device is WiFi capable. If you have a laptop, you can easily connect to any wireless network and also shared wired connections since there’s a WiFi adapter built in. This isn’t possible for desktop PC’s though, so you don’t have the ability to connect to or create a wireless network. However, with one small external USB WiFi adapter, you can do all of this! So here’s the top 3 WiFi adapters under Rs. 1000 that even let you share your internet connection wirelessly and turn your desktop PC into a WiFi hotspot:
The best 3 WiFi adapters under Rs. 1000:
First up is the TP-Link TL-WN721N, it’s the least expensive on our list but doesn’t skimp on functionality. It can connect to WiFi b/g/n networks, and supports speeds upto 150 Mbps, which should be more than enough for now. A 3 year warranty, good build quality and range of upto 30 meters mean that this WiFi adapter is fantastic value for money. The best part is that if you don’t have a free front USB port, it comes with a USB wire that lets you extend the port.
Price: Rs. 616
Belkin N150 Wireless USB Adapter
Belkin is one of the most well known names in the networking business and their WiFi adapter is one of the best buys in the low budget range. It has all the features you’d want, including support for WiFi b/g/n networks and speeds upto 150 Mbps. Just as the TP-Link one above, there’s 3 years of warranty as well. Range is also pretty good at 30 meters or so, plus it lets you create secure WiFi networks like the other WiFi adapters on this list.
Price: Rs. 786
Digisol Wireless 150N USB Adapter
Digisol isn’t the name that strikes you when you think of network components, but it’s gaining traction slowly. The Digisol Wireless 150N USB adapter is the most compact and easy to use of the lot and works well on older OS’es as well. Feature set is pretty much the same as the other two on this list, save for the fact that it has lifetime warranty, which should sway some people’s opinions. You can expect range of around 20-25 meters or so.
Those were the most inexpensive ways to let your desktop PC get wireless network capabilities, let us know if you have any more additions to this list!