Most computers provide an RJ-45 port for LAN or internet connectivity. Ethernet is a great technology for establishing connectivity with two or more computers in an organization. But it is an outdated technology for connecting PC in a home to the internet.
Most users in India use the mobile phone for browsing the internet. For sharing mobile data, you must first install necessary drivers for your phone on PC. Then, you must connect your phone to the computer with USB cable and enable RNDIS/USB tethering. You have to enable USB tethering each time you want to share mobile data with the PC. You can avoid this headache by using a WiFi USB adapter.
A WiFi adapter is a small device that allows computers without WiFi chip to establish wireless connectivity with public or private routers or WiFi hotspots. It requires one-time setup. Below, we’ve shared the list of best USB WiFi adapters you can buy in India.
Best WiFi adapters in India
Wayona WYN 12
Powered by the MT7601 MediaTek chip, WYN USB adapter is a device that connects to wireless routers for establishing internet connectivity.
Wayona WYN 12 has a mesmerizing data transfer speed of up to 150 Mbps. It supports Mac, Linux, and Microsoft Windows OS (XP till Win 10). When you install WYN 12’s drivers and connect it to the PC, WYN gets into action straight away. The connection created by this Wireless device is secure.
The weight of this USB WiFi device is 19 grams. Its price in India is 320 Rs.
W311MI is yet another top-selling WiFi USB adapter. It supports 2.4GHz band and offers 150 Mbps downlink speed.
W311MI has a compact design and supports WPA2/WPA security protocols. It supports WiFi Multimedia protocol which improves network QoS by assigning priorities to data packets. Thus, users will have a great experience while playing online games.
W311M1 from Tenda works like a charm on all major desktop operating system. It weighs about 60 grams and costs 360 Rs.
Like TP-Link and Tenda, D-Link is a reliable and popular networking company. DWA-123 features a dedicated WPS button. It allows users to turn on WEP, WPA2, and WPA encryption for securing the data.
DWA-123 supports 2.4GHz network bandwidths. It has a maximum data transfer speed of 150 Mbps. Hence, you can listen to your favorite songs, watch videos and play games online without experiencing networking lags.
Users can share the internet connection established with DWA-123 with other devices. The wireless adapter is expensive as compared to W311M1, WYN 12, WN725N, and WN823N, but it is worth the money.
WN727N offers similar features as other wireless USB adapters but it is more stylish. In other words, the design is the USP or WN727N WiFi USB adapter.
Along with WPA and WEP security protocols, this device supports IEEE 802.1x protocol which provides port-based authentication and security. WN727N can transfer or receive data from devices based on 802.11n/b/g standards.
WN727N is a lightweight device having 140 grams weight. It supports WPS and carries a price tag of 450 INR.
WN823N is a mini wireless USB adapter that can turn your PC into a WiFi hotspot. You can also use it to connect the computer to a router.
WN823N is easy to install. It features a button to enable the WPS mode. It is faster than WN725N. The weight of WN823N is 137 grams. It offers speeds of up to 300 Mbps. It is compatible with USB 2.0 devices. WN823N USB adapter comes with 2 years warranty.
The price of this wireless adapter is 630 INR.
WN725N is the best-selling wireless adapter on eCommerce portals. It has been launched by one of the top routers manufacturers, TP-Link. WN725N is a small device measuring 1 inches. It has a special circuit that prevents WN725N from damaging the USB port of your computer.
WN725N provides speeds of up to 150 MBPS. It supports the three most popular security protocols, WEP, WPA2, and WPA. As it offers high-speed wireless connectivity, you can use WN725N to play real-time strategy, role-playing, and MMORPG games online over a fast internet connection.
WN725N weighs about 5.1 grams. It includes a processor and a small amount of system memory for processing passwords. It costs below 500 Rupees.
Conclusion: The WiFi adapters we’ve mentioned above are easy to use. They ship with a CD pre-installed with necessary drivers and a quick starter guide. If the adapter isn’t detected by the PC, go through the QS guide.