Best WiFi Routers with USB Port

Best WiFi Routers with USB Port For External 4G & External Hard Drives

Are you looking for WiFi Routers with USB Port? If you are looking to hook-up a media server, SAN or even a Dongle, these routers should be on your shopping list.

The initial purpose of Wi-Fi routers was to provide wireless/wired connectivity over various WLAN compatible devices so that all of them can take advantage of the network. However, these routers are evolved so much throughout the period. Nowadays, you can share printers, files (through shared storage), use USB dongles, all using Wi-Fi Routers. As the title implies, today at Face of IT, we will be talking about some of the best Wi-Fi routers available with USB port(s) in India.

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With a Wi-Fi router with USB port, you can take advantage of the following:

  • Connect external hard drive/storage
  • Use the router as a Printer server for wireless printers
  • Use 3G/4G dongle for internet connectivity instead of Ethernet Port (if supported)

Best Wi-Fi Routers with USB ports in India:

Now that you know how having a Wi-Fi router with a USB port can make your life much more comfortable, you might as well like to go some of the best products available out there on online marketplaces. Following is a list we have compiled of routers with USB ports so that you can pick the right product according to your requirements and budget efficiently. Here you go:

1. NetGear Nighthawk X4 AC2350 – R7500:

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Pros:
  • Easy Interactive UI for most users.
  • Long Range for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz coverage.
  • Easy installation
Cons:
  • Support can be tricky
  • Longterm reliability

There is also a newer model from the same series, see below: (Model No: R7800-100NAS)

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General

Frequency Band2.4 GHz

5 GHz

Encryption AlgorithmWPA – PSK

WPA2 – PSK

Camera128 MB
Power Device External power adapter
Processor Clock Speed 1.4 GHz
RAM256 MB
Cables Included 1x Network Cable
Compatibility Mac

PC

Unix

OS RequiredApple MacOS

Linux

MS Windows 2000, XP, 7 or better

UNIX

ColorBlack
Software IncludedNETGEAR Genie

Networking

Form FactorDesktop Router
Connectivity Wired + Wireless
Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet

IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/h/n

Key FeaturesUSB Port

VPN Support

Firewall

Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n

Wi-Fi Certified

Remote Management Protocol HTTP
Data Transfer Rate 2.33 Gb/s
WAN Ports Qty1
Integrated Switch4 port switch
Other FeaturesBeamforming+

DLNA Media Server

Firewall Protection

Upgradable firmware

Parental Control

DoS attack prevention

IPv6 Support

NAT Support

PUSH & CONNECT

ReadySHARE

Stateful Packet Inspection

VPN support

WPS Support

Modem

Antenna 4x external detachable

Interface

Interface Ethernet 10 Base-T

Ethernet 100 Base-TX

Ethernet 1000 Base-T

Connectors1x 7 pin external Serial ATA

2x 9 pin USB Type A

4x RJ-45

TypeLAN, USB 3.0, WAN, Serial

Dimension & Weight

Dimension11.2 x 7.3 x 2 inches
Weight26.45 oz

Service & Support

BrandNetGear
ModelNighthawk X4
Country Kits North America
Quantity per package1
WarrantyLimited Warranty + Technical Support & Phone consulting
Contract Period1 year, 90 days

2. Linksys EA6500 – AC1750:

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Pros:
  • Easy WiFi & NFC enabled for quick pairing
  • Dual-USB ports for faster throughput.
  • Once App to control and manage the entire network.
Cons:
  • 5 GHz range is inferior to the 2.4 GHz range
  • The WiFi management UI is insecure and does not use https protocol.

or try the newer model of this series, see below: (Linksys EA6900-AP AC-1900)

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General

Frequency Band2.4 GHz

5 GHz

Encryption AlgorithmWPA2
Power Device External Power Adapter
Cables Included 1x Network cable
Compatibility Mac

PC

Microsoft CertificationWindows 7 compatibility
ColorBlack
Software IncludedDrivers & Utilities

Networking

Form FactorDesktop

Wall mountable

Connectivity Wired + Wireless
Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet

IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n

Key FeaturesUSB port

Firewall

Compliant Standards DLNA certified

IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n

WAN Ports Qty1
Integrated Switch4 port switch
Other FeaturesIPv6 support

Quality of service

Range booster technology

Simple tap technology

Stateful Packet

Inspection Firewall (SPIF)

Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS)

Wall mounting support

Modem

Antenna 6x internal antenna

Interface

Interface Ethernet 10Base-T

Ethernet 100Base-TX

Ethernet 1000Base-T

Connectors1x LAN

2x 4 pin USB Type A

4x RJ-45

TypeLAN

USB 2.0

WLAN

Dimension & Weight

Dimension2.56 x 12.63 x 9.38 inches
Weight2.32 lbs

Service & Support     

BrandLinksys
ModelEA6500
Quantity per package1
WarrantyLimited warranty from the manufacturer
Contract Period1 year

3. Asus AC2400 RA-AC87U:

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Pros:
  • 2100 Mbps for the 5 GHz band
  • 8 GBE ports
  • 1.4 GHz Dual-core Processor
Cons:
  • The antennas don’t hold steady into place
  • Gets hot quick!

General

Frequency Band2.4 GHz

5 GHz

Status IndicatorsPower, WAN, LAN, Wireless, USB
Encryption AlgorithmMPPE

WEP

WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK

WPA Enterprise

WPA2 Enterprise

Routing ProtocolStatic IP routing

IGMP v1

IGMP v2

IGMP v3

Power Device AC 120/230 V nominal voltage

50/60 GHz frequency required

External power adapter

Processor Clock Speed 1.4 GHz Dual-Core
Cables Included 1x Network Cable
Compatibility Mac, PC
OS RequiredApple MacOS X, MacOS X 10.1

MS Windows 2000, 7, Millennium, Server 2003, server 2008, Vista, Windows XP, 8, 8.1

Ubuntu

ColorBlack
Software IncludedDrivers and Utilities

Networking

Form FactorDesktop

Wall mountable

Connectivity Wired + Wireless
Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet

IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n

Network Transport ProtocolDDNS

DHCP

FTP

IPSec

L2TP

NTP

PPPoE

PPTP

Key FeaturesUSB port

VPN support

Firewall

Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
Data Transfer Rate 2334 Mbps
WAN Ports Qty1
Integrated Switch4 port switch
Other Features3G/4G USB Dongle Support

Access point operational mode

Apple time machine compatible

Broadcom TurboQAM technology

DHCP server, DNS proxy

DOS protection

IPv6 support

MIMO technology

Multicast technologies support

PPTP Passthrough

Quality of Service

Modem

Antenna 4x External detachable antenna

Interface

Interface Ethernet 1000 Base-T

Ethernet 10 Base-T

Ethernet 100 Base-TX

Connectors1x 4 pin USB Type A

1x 9 pin USB Type A

4x RJ-45

TypeLAN

USB 2.0 / 3.0

WAN

Dimension & Weight

Dimension11.4 x 6.6 x 1.9 inches
Weight26.35 oz

Service & Support     

BrandASUS
ModelRT-AC87U
Quantity per package1
Warranty
Contract Period

4. NetGear AC3200 Nighthawk X6:

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Pros:
  • High-performance Broadcom chipset
  • 3.2 Gbps of theoretical WiFi bandwidth
  • 1.0 GHz Dual-core Processor
Cons:
  • Not to be confused between the Netgear R6700 vs the Netgeat R6700V2.
  • Get the R6700 with the Broadcom voc.
  • Firmware has glitches

General

Frequency Band2.4 GHz – single band

5 GHz – dual band

Encryption AlgorithmWPA, WPA2

WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK

Flash Memory128 MB
Power Device External Power Adapter
Processor Clock Speed 1 GHz
RAM256 MB
Cables Included 1x Network Cable
Compatibility Mac, PC
OS RequiredApple MacOS

Linux

Unix

Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10

ColorBlack

Networking

Form FactorDesktop
Connectivity Wired + Wireless
Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet

IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n

Key FeaturesUSB Port

VPN Support

Firewall

Compliant Standards DLNA Certified

Wi-Fi Protected Setup

IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n

Line Coding Format256 QAM
WAN Ports Qty1
Integrated Switch4 port switch
Other FeaturesBeamForming+

Circle with Disney

DLNA Support

DoS attack protection

Dynamic QoS

FTP Server, IPv6 support, NAT support

ReadyShare

Smart Connect

Stateful Packet Inspection

VPN Support

Wi-Fi protection

Guest access & parental control

Modem

Antenna                                    6x External antenna

Interface

Interface Ethernet 10 Base-T

Ethernet 100 Base-TX

Ethernet 1000 Base-T

Connectors1x 4 pin USB Type A

1x 9 pin USB Type A

4x RJ-45

TypeLAB

USB 2.0 / 3.0

WAN

Dimension & Weight

Dimension11.6 x 8.9 x 2.1 inches
Weight2.43 lbs

Service & Support     

BrandNetGear
ModelNighthawk X6
Country Kits North America
Quantity per package1
WarrantyLimited warranty, technical support, phone consulting
Contract Period1 year, 90 days

5. ASUS RT-AC68U – AC1900:

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Pros:
  • The UI has got in-depth features for power users.
  • Frequent firmware upgrades add features to this router
  • USB 3.0 port
  • MESH mode!
Cons:
  • Certain USB devices can jam the 2.4 GHz frequency

General

Frequency Band2.4 GHz

5 GHz

Encryption AlgorithmMPPE

WEP

WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise

WPA2-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise

Status IndicatorsPower

WAN

LAN

Wireless

USB

Power Device AC 120/230 V nominal voltage

50/60 Hz required frequency

External power adapter

ProcessorBroadcom
Cables Included 1x Network Cable
Compatibility Mac, PC
OS RequiredApple MacOS X, MacOS X 10.1

Linux

MS Windows 2000, 7, Millennium, Server 2003, Server 2008, Vista, XP, 8, 8.1

Ubuntu

ColorBlack
Software IncludedDrivers and Utilities

Networking

Form FactorDesktop
Connectivity Wired + Wireless
Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet

IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n

Network / Transport ProtocolDDNS

DHCP

IPSec

L2TP

LPR/LPD

NTP

PPPoE

PPTP

TCP/IP

Key FeaturesUSB Port

VPN Support

Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n

DLNA Certified

UPnP

Routing ProtocolIGMP

Static IP Routing

Data Transfer Rate 1900 Mbps
WAN Ports Qty1
Integrated Switch4 port switch
Other FeaturesDongle Support

WPS

Port triggering, Print server

Dynamic / Static IP Mode

Network Monitoring

VPN server support

FTP Server, IP Address filtering

P2P client, Quality of service

Modem

Antenna 3x external detachable antenna

Interface

Interface Ethernet 1000 Base-T

Ethernet 10 Base-T

Ethernet 100 Base-TX

Ethernet 1000 Base-T

Connectors1x 4 pin USB type A

1x 9 pin USB Type A

4x RJ-45

TypeLAN

USB 2.0 / 3.0

WAN

Dimension & Weight

Dimension8.7 x 6.3 x 3.3 inches
Weight22.4 oz

Service & Support     

BrandASUS
ModelRT-AC68U
Quantity per package1
Warranty
Contract Period

6. TP-LINK TD-W8980 DSL:

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Newer model: AC750 WiFi Dual-Band Gigabit “ADSL2+”

General

Frequency Band2.4 GHz

5 GHz

Encryption AlgorithmDES, Triple DES

MD5

WEP

IKE

SHA-1

WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK

AES

Power Device External Power Adapter
Cables Included 1x Network Cable

1x Phone Cable

Compatibility Mac

PC

OS RequiredApple MacOS

Linux

MS Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 98, NT

Novell NetWare

Unix

ColorBlack

Networking

Form FactorDesktop
Connectivity Wireless + Wired
Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Network/Transport ProtocolDHCP

FTP, PPTP

IPSec

IPoA

L2TP

PPPoA, PPPoE

Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/u

UPnP

USB 2.0

Wi-Fi Certified

Routing ProtocolStatic IP Routing
Remote Management Protocol HTTP

SNMP 1

SNMP 2c

Tenet

Data Transfer Rate 600 Mbps
WAN Ports Qty1
Integrated Switch4 port switch
Other FeaturesDHCP support

Dead Peer Detection (DPD)

FTP server

IP address filtering

IPv6 support

MAC address filtering

NAT support

Quality of Service (QoS)

Samba support

Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)

Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall (SPIF)

URL filtering

Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

Modem

Antenna 3x External detachable antenna
Modem TypeDSL Modem
Signaling ProtocolADSL 2+

Interface

Interface ADSL 2+

Ethernet 10 Base-T

Ethernet 100 Base-TX

Ethernet 1000 Base-T

Connectors1x 4 pin USB Type A

2x RJ-11

4x RJ-45

TypeLAN

USB 2.0

Phone Line

Dimension & Weight

Dimension9.6 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
Weight26.35 oz

Service & Support     

BrandTP-LINK
ModelTD W8980
Quantity per package1
Warranty
Contract Period

7. TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750:

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Pros:
  • Easy Setup
  • Great build quality
  • The detachable antennas on the router can be replaced with directional antennas for a longer reach!
Cons:
  • WAN setup can be tricky
  • Support calls can be a hit or a miss!

General

Frequency Band2.4 GHz

5 GHz

Encryption AlgorithmWEP

WPA, WPA-PSK

WPA2-PSK

Power Device External Power Adapter
Compatibility Mac

PC

Unix

OS RequiredApple MacOS

Linux

MS Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 98, NT

Novell NetWare

Unix

ColorBlack

Networking

Form FactorDesktop
Connectivity Wireless + Wired
Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet

IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n

Network/Transport ProtocolDDNS

IPSec

L2TP

PPPoE

PPTP

Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n

UPnP

Routing ProtocolStatic IP Routing
Data Transfer Rate 1.75 Gbps
WAN Ports Qty1
Integrated Switch4 port switch
Other FeaturesDHCP client

DHCP server

DMZ port

FTP server

IPv4 support, IPv6 support

MAC address filtering

Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)

Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

Modem

Antenna 6 x External detachable & internal
DirectivityOmnidirectional
Gain Level5 dBm

Interface

Interface ADSL 2+

Ethernet 10 Base-T

Ethernet 100 Base-TX

Ethernet 1000 Base-T

Connectors1x 4 pin USB Type A

2x RJ-11

4x RJ-45

TypeLAN

USB 2.0

WAN

Dimension & Weight

Dimension9.6 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
Weight26.35 oz

Service & Support     

BrandTP-LINK
ModelArcher C7 AC1750
Quantity per package1
Warranty
Contract Period

8. NetGear D6300:

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General

Frequency Band2.4 GHz

5 GHz

Encryption AlgorithmWPA, WPA-PSK

WPA2, WPA2-PSK

Flash Memory128 MB
Power Device External Power Adapter
RAM128 MB
Cables Included 1x Network Cable
Compatibility Mac

PC

ColorBlack
Software IncludedNetGear Genie

Networking

Form FactorDesktop
Connectivity Wireless + Wired
Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet

IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n

Key FeaturesUSB Port

Firewall

Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n

Wi-Fi Certified

DLNA Certified

WAN Ports Qty2
Integrated Switch4 port switch
Other FeaturesDoS attack prevention

Green Ethernet

IPv6 Support

Push & Connect

Quality of Service (QoS)

ReadySHARE

Stateful Package inspection

Auto-sensing per device

Firewall protection & Parental control

Modem

TypeDSL Modem
Signaling ProtocolADSL, ADSL 2

Interface

Interface ADSL 2+

Ethernet 10 Base-T

Ethernet 100 Base-TX

Ethernet 1000 Base T

Connectors1x 4 pin USB Type A

4x RJ-45

TypeLAN

USB 2.0

WAN

Dimension & Weight

Dimension20.5 x 25.5 x 7.7 cm
Weight654 g

Service & Support     

BrandNetGear
ModelD6300
Quantity per package1
Warranty
Contract Period

Conclusion:

We hope this post helps you to understand the features offered by these Wi-Fi routers and choose the right product for your needs. For any question or suggestion, feel free to comment down or contact us directly. Make sure to subscribe to get regular tech updates straight in your mailbox. For now, Thank you and see you until next post.

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