Router with built in network monitoring

parambyte

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Jan 17, 2010
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Hi. Am looking for a router with built in networking monitoring to keep track of bandwidth usage.
I have a small office, some 6/7 people connect at least two devices each.

I know DD-WRT is an option, but it seems my DLink DIR600M is not compatible. Would be best if I could buy a router with these monitoring features built in. I believe plenty of models are available abroad, but whats the option here? What do BroadBandForum members recommend?
 

Sushubh

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Belkin or D-Link might have models with device specific bandwidth calculations but they are likely to cost a bit more. These stupid networking companies do not get it. Newer players are arriving in the market and taking their market share in both budget (Xiaomi) and Premium (Google) segment with better hardware and infinitely superior software experience.
 

Sushubh

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I really recommend considering getting the cheapo Mi Router 3C if you have simple needs. I assume it should have this feature because it is using the same software like my pretty old Xiaomi model. If you want something better... Import a Xiaomi AC router from Gearbest. Should cost around Rs. 2200.

Original English Version Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router 3 EU PLUG-34.99 Online Shopping| GearBest.com

I think @Nishant bought the 3C model so he might be able to confirm if this feature exist in the router.

@dextermorgan bought the 3 model from Gearbest so he might be able to confirm if that model has this feature.
 


parambyte

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Jan 17, 2010
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@Sushubh thanks! Let me check the Mi Router 3c. It looks very modern and seems to have a fabulous interface!

Anyone else used this?
 

dextermorgan

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I really recommend considering getting the cheapo Mi Router 3C if you have simple needs. I assume it should have this feature because it is using the same software like my pretty old Xiaomi model. If you want something better... Import a Xiaomi AC router from Gearbest. Should cost around Rs. 2200.

Original English Version Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router 3 EU PLUG-34.99 Online Shopping| GearBest.com

I think @Nishant bought the 3C model so he might be able to confirm if this feature exist in the router.

@dextermorgan bought the 3 model from Gearbest so he might be able to confirm if that model has this feature.
This model indeed has the features you mentioned
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dextermorgan

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the network customisations and control over wifi in xiaomi routers is insane considering the price point.

you can do everything you ever wanted in a router - block devices, see how much speed theyre getting, QoS, firewall , remote toggles, guest networks, everything! all from app or through browser